Hermann Habenicht. “Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-Amerika in 6 Blättern, Bl. 2.” From Stieler’s Hand-Atlas. Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1879. Engraving by Metzeroth, Eberhardt, Kramer. Original outline color. Very good condition.
An original antique map of the north-central part of the U.S. from Stieler’s Hand-Atlas of 1879. In that Hand-Atlas there was a large, six sheet map of the United States, showing the country with amazing detail. This is plate 2, the sheet showing the north-central part of the country, focusing on the Dakota Territory and Minnesota, as well as parts of Nebraska and Iowa. Stieler’s Hand-Atlas was one of the finest world atlases of the latter 19th century. Known for its maps with clear and precise topographical detail, this atlas continued to include engraved maps to the end of the century. Lakes, rivers, mountains, towns and cities of all sizes, roads and railroads are all clearly presented. The map has particularly good detail on the Dakota Territory, where the Dakota Sioux are prominently marked, as are the reservations of the various tribes of the northern plains. This is as fine a map of the region as any of the date.