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Meyer's Universum Collection

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Identifier: P0262

Title: Meyer's Universum Collection

Description: From 1833 to 1864 Joseph Meyer of Hildburghausen, Germany issued a journal titled Meyer's Universum containing text and steel engravings of all parts of the world. In 1849 his son Herrmann set up an American branch of the business in New York. Herrmann issued an American edition of the Universum in 1852-53. This work contained many of the prints from the German version, as well as new images specifically commissioned for the American edition. In 1852 Herrmann J. Meyer published "Meyer's Universum, or Views of the Most Remarkable Places and Objects of All Countries" in New York. The Meyer's Universum Collection contains about 60 matted or framed steel engravings taken from different editions of "Meyer's Universum" published by Herrmann J. Meyer. Most engravings are black and white, but some have been colored. The prints are arranged alphabetically by print title. Inventories of the engravings are stored in the boxes. Subjects include: views of river towns and settlements; Alton, Illinois; Mississippi River; Weston, Missouri; Prairie Du Rocher; St. Joseph, Missouri; St. Charles, Missouri; the Upper Missouri River; Jefferson City, Missouri with Missouri River view; St. Louis, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: ca. 1853

Type(s): Engravings




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