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A set of European state and provincial maps by Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839) in steel engraving of several engravers colored in outline after – mostly – Streit’s own drawings, those of his sons, W. v. Möllendorf and occasionally others in portrait and oblong formats of c. 8¼-9 × 10⅞-11⅜ in (21-23 × 27.5-29 cm) at Natorff & Co., Berlin. 1833/37. Besides of some partial maps intended as a whole inscribed throughout and with the signatures of Streit and, if applicable, others in the plates, those of the engravers only in few cases though.

Friedrich Wilhelm Streit, Europe

The value of these maps based on them being worked like general maps with their multitude of symbols as, generally,

natural & “artificial” streets, (express) postal routes & their stations ,

shipping , harbors & anchor  places ,

channels , dams , crossings ,

frequently (arch) episcopal sees , universities & highschools , occasional freemasonry lodges , stud farms , forester’s houses & forest superintendent offices .

As relatively young maps they round off cartographically. Of additional charme for the collector that they are from the early days of modern surveying which was basically a matter of the second half of the 19th century. One of the leading pioneers was Streit whose at least 249-sheet map Charte von Teutschland published since 1807 as the first all-German general map forms the century edition of an atlas of Germany par excellence. – The scales of the maps here differing. – Partly not absolutely fresh. – Titles in German.

Streit, after taking part in the Napoleonic wars 1797-1805 as officer in first Hanoverian, then Austrian services, became director of von Liechtenstern’s geographic office in Vienna and two years later assistant at Friedrich Justin Bertuch’s Geographic Institute in Weimar. Meanwhile professor for mathematics at the college in Hildburghausen, Streit joined Prussian service as captain of the artillery, retiring 1832 as major to become co-editor of the Berliner politische Wochenblatt (Berlin Political Weekly) – “a well and wittily written, consequently executed paper … for Berlin … the first paper which really deserves the name of a political one” (Geiger, Berlin 1688-1840, 2nd ed. Berlin 1895, pp. 553 ff., quoted from Theodor Fontane, Werke, Schriften und Briefe. Ed. by Walter Keitel & Helmuth Nürnberger. 3rd ed. 1995, pp. 1202 ff.) – founded by Karl Ernst Jahrcke the year before.

9,835 Europe – See the complete description. EUR 86.
7,378 Spain & Portugal – See the complete description. EUR 76.
9,837 – – NE sheet. – With the Balearic Islands, but without the Isle of Ibiza. – See the complete description. EUR 61.
7,455 – – SW & middle sheet. – In the lower middle the Street of Gibraltar. – See the complete description. EUR 61.
7,380 France with Corsica – See the complete description. EUR 61.
7,381 – NW sheet with the British coast – See the complete description. EUR 50.
7,382 – SW sheet with small map of the environs of Paris – See the complete description. EUR 50.
7,384 – SE sheet including Corsica – See the complete description. EUR 50.
11,408 Germany – In the east up to Elbing – Krakow , southerly till the Gulf of Venice. – See the complete description. EUR 86.
7,391 Mecklenburg Schwerin & Strelitz, The Grand Duchies – See the complete description. EUR 76.
11,383 Saxon States, Grand Ducal & Ducal. – With small separate maps of the western possession Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld, Ottweiler. – Centre Weimar – Rudolstadt. – See the complete description. EUR 86.
11,380 Schwarzburg-Reuss. – Centre Weimar. – Additionally to the above also with glass works, salterns, mineral springs. – See the complete description. EUR 76.

Bavaria - Western sheetBavaria - Wastern sheet

9,842 Bavaria, Kingdom of. – Eastern sheet. EUR 76.
9,841 – Western sheet. – Centre Stuttgart. – Still with Frankfort on the Main, Basle. EUR 76.
14,443 – East & West together in one passepartout with intermediate bridge. – See the complete description. only EUR 139.
13,029 Posen, Prussian Province. – Still with Breslau, Landsberg, Schneidemühl. – Additionally to the above also with Courts of Appeal. – See the complete description. EUR 81.
7,413 Neuchatel (Prussian principality). – Also with Bieler & Murten Lake. – See the complete description. EUR 50.
7,417 Galicia and the free state Krakow – See the complete description. EUR 50.
9,844 Styria. – Because of oversize nondisturbing fold. – See the complete description. EUR 50.
7,420 Lombardy – Venetia. – Centre Verona – See the complete description. EUR 50.
13,056 The Pontifical State and the republic of San Marino. – Additionally to the above also with mineral springs and salterns. – See the complete description. EUR 65.
7,425 Hungary / NE sheet. – Southerly with the northern Transylvania. – See the complete description. EUR 50.
9,848 Italy. – Almost invisible oversize fold on the left. – See the complete description. EUR 50.
9,849 Sicilies, The Kingdom of both – See the complete description. EUR 66.
9,850 Sardinia. – Trimmed to lower borderline. – See the complete description. EUR 65.
7,448 Greece and the Ionian Islands, Kingdom of. – With Crete. – See the complete description. EUR 86.
9,851 British Islands – See the complete description. EUR 56.
7,434 England. – Still with Northern Channel & Edinburgh. – Additionally to the above with fortifications & historic battles. – Lower right faint tidemark. – See the complete description. EUR 50.
9,853 Scotia. – With Hebrides & Shetland Islands. – See the complete description. EUR 56.
14,414 Ireland. – Still with Edinburgh. – Not absolutely fresh. Top left a slight tidemark. – See the complete description. EUR 75.
7,437 Belgium. – Somewhat time marked. – See the complete description. EUR 50.
9,855 Netherlands. – Till Baltrum – Meppen – Witten – Aix-la-Chapelle – Antwerp. – See the complete description. EUR 60.
11,386 Skandinavia or Sweden & Norway. – North sheet from Drondheim. – See the complete description. EUR 81.
11,387 – South sheet. – Still with Sylt, Denmark, Kurischer Nehrung, Dorpat, Reval, Gulf of Finland. – See the complete description. EUR 86.
13,034 Both sheets together only EUR 146.
7,442 Russia, European. – NW sheet. – The German coast from Stettin, with the Baltic Provinces & Finland, still with Gothenborg. – Tidemark upper left, a bit spotted in the margins. – See the complete description. EUR 76.
9,859 – NE sheet. – Still with Moscow, the tip of Kola, the mouth of the Ob. – See the complete description. EUR 56.
9,866 – SW sheet. – With Crimea, Sea of Marmara, Budapest, Liegnitz, Stargard, Elbing. – Foxing and tidemark on the back, almost invisible on the front. – See the complete description. EUR 56.
9,867 – SE sheet. – Minimal foxing on the back as before. – See the complete description. EUR 56.
11,400 Poland and the free state Krakow. – Still with Oppeln, Bromberg, Königsberg, Gumbinnen. – See the complete description. EUR 61.
12,114 Overview of the remarkable HEIGHTS  OF  EUROPE – See the complete description. EUR 18.
14,110 River areas of Austria, Prussia & Germany as commented overview table. – See the complete description. EUR 40.
12,115 – of Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy & Great Britain – See the complete description. EUR 25.
12,117 – of Russia (European part). – See the complete description. EUR 14.
11,405 Italia usque ad annum 450 a. D. – With Corsica & separate map of Latium. – Up to Marseille & Athens. – Not for Streit’s Atlas of Europe, but similar. – See the complete description. EUR 59.

Additionally

Stuttgart and further environs – Topographic map 1 : 200 t. With the allowance of the Royal Statistic State Authority, Stuttgart, printed with tone. Berne, Kümmerly & Frey, before 1918. 16⅝ × 19⅜ in (42.2 × 49.3 cm). Mounted in segments on canvas as before, but as contemp. paperback.

Till Heilbronn – Hall – Gmünd – Rottenburg – Neuenburg – Bruchsal. – With street, road, and railway nets.

Offer no. 10,256 / EUR  33. (c. US$ 38.) + shipping


„ Herzlichen Dank für Ihre freundlichen und aufschlussreichen Ausführungen, die mir die Beschreibung des vorliegenden Exemplars sehr erleichtern. Schön wärs natürlich, wenn sich Ihre vielfältigen Kenntnisse zum Werk Ridingers vielleicht als Artikel, oder Artikelserie, im Aus dem Antiquariat oder einer Bibliophilen-Zeitschrift einem breiten interessierten Publikum zur Kenntnis gebracht werden könnten … Ich würde mich jedenfalls sehr darüber freuen, Expertenwissen aus erster Hand zu erhalten. “

(Kollege U. K., 12. Mai 2015)