Hermann Habenicht. "Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika in 6 Blattern."
Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1875. Six sheet map from the Stieler Hand-Atlas. Each sheet with full margins approximately 15 1/4 x 18 1/2. Engraving by Metzeroth, Eberhardt, Kramer. Original outline color. Identical water stains in all six sheets at top with foxing in margins on some of the maps. No folds in maps. Else, very good condition.
This large and highly detailed six sheet map of the United States is from the Stieler Hand-Atlas of 1875. This atlas was one of the finest world atlases of the latter 19th century. Known for maps with clear and precise topographical detail, this atlas continued to be issued well into the 20th century. In this edition, the maps are dated 1871-5. Close examination of the maps shows many features that one would expect to find only on much larger maps. Lakes, rivers, mountains, towns and cities of all sizes, roads and railroads are all clearly presented, making this as fine a map of the United States at the time of the Centennial. Northern Mexico and southern Canada is shown, as well as four inset maps of the New York City and Boston metropolitan areas and the southern tips of Florida and Texas.