Home → Exhibitions → Die Welt in der Hand – 12 Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Stieler Hand-Atlas [The world in your hand – Twelve chapters from the history of the Stieler Hand-Atlas]
Die Welt in der Hand – 12 Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Stieler Hand-Atlas [The world in your hand – Twelve chapters from the history of the Stieler Hand-Atlas]
Organisation: Forschungsbibliothek Gotha
Two hundred years ago Adolf Stieler, official at the court of Gotha, proposed the creation of a Hand-Atlas to publisher Justus Perthes. The 'Stieler', published in eleven editions between 1817 and 1946, became one of the most important and influential atlases of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition is organized in twelve sections, illustrating the history of this unique cartographical product. It covers the portraits of cartographers who shaped the atlas, new techniques of map production, insights into the advances of geographical knowledge during the era of exploration, as well as marketing aspects which allowed publisher Perthes to become one of the outstanding geographical institutes in the world.
This exhibition coincides with the opening of the historical Perthes buildings in Gotha, completely restored, now called 'Perthes-Forum' and home to the immense Perthes Collection in the care of the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha.
It also marks the beginning of the 6th 'Kartenwochen' (Map Weeks) offering nine evening presentations by map historians on Stieler and the cartography of his time, between 13 October and 20 November 2015. Full programme on the Web site.Venue: Hall of Mirrors, Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha Contact: Forschungsbibliothek Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha
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E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTime schedule: Till 31 October 2015 Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00. From 1 November 2015 Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00. Closed on 6 November 2015.URL: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/uni/aktuelles/2015/6-gothaer-karte[...]