Petermann, Augustus (1822 - 1878): Specialkarte des Grossen Salzsee’s von Utah und seiner Umgebungen. Nach den Aufnahmen von Frémont und Stansbury.
colour printed map; overall 26,5 x 21,5 cm; image size 24,5 x 19 cm. some slight discolouration; o/w vg cond.
Very rare and detailed map of the Great Salt Lake in Utah and the Wasatch mountains, naming some of the early Utah towns. From Petermann’s Geographische Mittheilungen.
Petermann was a German born draughtsman who moved to Edinburgh in 1845 to work on Johnston’s Physical Atlas. In 1847, he relocated to London where he worked on maps for himself as well as others. He became an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and in 1868, he was awarded the RGS Founders Medal. On his return to Germany in 1854, he joined the Justus Perthes publishing company in Gotha where he produced the Petermann’s Geographische Mittheilungen.... Petermann became an world-renowned expert on the geography of the Artic and Central Africa. He committed suicide in 1878.