Woldermann, G.: Plastischer Schulatlas
P. Eckerlein Leipzig 1879
22 colour printed and embossed maps on thick paper. Cloth covered box, title printed in gold on front board, overall 33 x 28 cm, some wear and tear, ties missing,1 map missing a small piece of paper in the margin, 1 map with bet corner, o/w g cond. maps overall 26 x 30,5 cm, evenly browned, occ. some tiny marginal tears, occ. some faint foxing, o/w vg cond.
A very rare collection of 22 (of 24) relief maps of Europe, Germany (4), Italien, Netherlands and Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary, France, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Denmark with Iceland, Spain and Portugal, The Alps, Greece and Balkan, Asia, Palestine, Africa, North-America, South-America and Australia. According to various sources, there should be 2 further maps which are not embossed. The maps are numbered but only from ‘Die Alpen - #8’ onwards. The reliefs were created by Lieutenant G. Woldermann and published by P. Eckerlein though some of the maps as well as the binding bear various publishers.
The maps are printed in a relief technique Geomontography, a printing method that combined embossing and colour printing, and was mainly applied to the production of maps. The German printer Georg Michael Bauerkeller (1805 - 1886) and his half-brother Georg Leonhart Bauerkeller developed this technique and applied for a patent in 1839. Geomontography is mainly used for the teaching of the blind.
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