Atlas Sacer Sive Ecclesiasticus. And remember, there is never any sales tax to our US customers as we live in Delaware, the home of tax free shopping! Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself. The piece dates to the mid-1800s.
Only other one I found online was in the Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin. There is a 21 page lead in document that is pasted to the inside of the atlas before the plates. The booklet is 8.25" across and 9.5" tall. Then there are 5 what appear to be hand colored 2 page plates of different maps of Europe and Asian countries. Each of the map plates is 24.25" across and 19.25", across the two pages. Would love any help/assistance anyone can provide out there so that I can provide further details to interested parties.
Below is what another party from Germany whom collects Perthes atlases and seems to have a background in such items had this to say regarding the piece (different font);
"The title says "Kirchenhistorischer Atlas", best English translation I can make: "Atlas over church history". It is complete with 5 maps, showing distribution of Christian religion and details like Episcopal sees throughout different centuries. The binding seems as original as it can be, keeping in mind, that the publisher did not offer company provided binding and everything was privately bound at that time (it started only 1847/48 with Stieler's Handlatlas offering publishers binding...). The outside title with contents is original."
The atlas is still bound together, but is loose and certainly needs repair attention. The plates have watermarks around the perimeter of the maps. I can not tell you if these are the original covers, what repairs have been made as can find nothing to compare this piece to.
There is also mention of Justus Perthes, a famous map maker back in the 1700s. Do not lead Latin or German, so having a hard time deciphering all that is here, but it appears that some of these maps may be reproductions of ones that Perthes did. Some information on Perthes from the internet;
Johann Georg Justus Perthes (September 11, 1749, Rudolstadtin, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt – May 2, 1816, Gotha, Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg) was a German publisher and founder of the firm that bears his name (Justus Perthes).
He was born in the Thuringian town of Rudolstadt, the son of a Schwarzburg court physician. From 1778 he worked as a bookseller in nearby Gotha, where he founded the cartographic publishing firm Justus Perthes Geographische Anstalt Gotha in 1785. In this, he was joined in 1814 by his son Wilhelm Perthes (1793–1853), who had been in the publishing house of Justus's nephew Friedrich Christoph Perthes at Hamburg. On Justus' death in Gotha, Wilhelm took over the firm and laid the foundation of the geographical branch of the business for which it is chiefly famous, by the first publishing of the Hand-Atlas from 1817–1823 after Adolf Stieler (1775–1836).
Wilhelm Perthes engaged the collaboration of the most eminent German geographers of the time, including Stieler, Heinrich Berghaus (1797–1884), Christian Gottlieb Reichard (1758–1837), who was associated with Stieler in the compilation of the atlas, Karl Spruner (1803–1892), and Emil von Sydow (1812–1873).
The business passed to his son Bernhardt Wilhelm Perthes (1821–1857), who was associated with August Heinrich Petermann under whose direction the well-known periodical Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen was first edited in 1855, and Bruno Hassenstein (1839–1902); and in next generation to his son Bernhard Perthes (1858–1919), who was born after his father Bernhardt Wilhelm had died.
Since 1785 the firm also issued the Almanach de Gotha, a statistical, historical and genealogical annual (in German and French) of the various countries of the world (first published by Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, Gotha, in 1763); and in 1866 the elaborate Geographisches Jahrbuch was produced under the editorship of Ernst Behm (1830–1884), on whose death it was continued under that of Professor Hermann Wagner.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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See an 1872 map by August Petermann, published by Justus Perthes, [Map of Texas, Indian Territory, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas] / bearbeitet v. H. Habenicht. hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
The 1875 Stieler Hand-Atlas, and many other maps and atlases, are viewable online.
More information about the history and the current situation of the huge archive (map archive, bibliothèque) of 'Justus Perthes Geographische Anstalt Gotha' (including 'VEB Hermann Haack Geographisch-Kartographische Anstalt Gotha', publishing firm in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1955 to 1991, and 'Justus Perthes Geographische Verlagsanstalt Darmstadt', publishing firm in Darmstadt from 1953 to 1994), as well as about the current publishing house 'Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH, Zweigniederlassung Gotha, Gymnasialverlag, Programmbereich Klett-Perthes' available online at perthes.de (German language)
It appears that the book may have belong to H J Ripley (see signature on the front cover's label and Newton Institute stamp inside). Ripley was a professor at the Newton Institute and a prolific theologian writer. When closed, the book measures 13-1/8" across and 19.25" tall. There is no certificate of authenticity that came or that is being provided with this piece. You be the judge of what this item is worth to you before you acquire, not after it is in your hands. You might also be interested in this piece that came from the Newton Theology Institution as well and is out in our store;
Johan Christoph Wolf Theology Books 5 Volumes 1733-1735 Newton Theology Institute
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