Mebold’s Welt-Gemälde Gallerie. Amerika. 1. und 2.

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Mebold’s Welt-Gemälde Gallerie. Amerika. 1. und 2.


Travel description of the two volumes "Welt-Gemälde-Gallerie oder Geschichte und Beschreibung aller Länder und Völker, ihrer Religionen, Sitten, Gebräuche u. s. w.". With many pictorial representations of locations of important places, old and new monuments, costumes, implements, art objects, various other objects and maps. America. Volume 1. Brazil, Columbia and Guyana. Brazil with an overview of the illustrations (92) on 406 pages and a folding map of Brazil. Columbia and Guyana with an overview of the illustrations (8 pieces) on 40 pages and a folding map of Columbia and Guyana. Chile on 98 pages and 24 illustrations. The united provinces of the Rio de la Plata on 76 pages with 16 illustrations. America. Second volume. United States of North America on 542 pages. Overview of the illustrations (96), table of contents (pp. I - XX) and a folding map of the USA.


c. 1838


Schweizerbart E. (1826-)

E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung was founded by Emanuel Schweizerbart in 1826 to publish a historical work. After a short time, the program was transformed to focus on the publication of scientific journals, textbooks, textbooks and scientific monographs, mainly in the fields of earth sciences, environmental sciences, aquatic ecology, anthropology, medicine, zoology and plant sciences.Gebr. Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung was founded by J. Nicolovius in Königsberg, Prussia in 1790. Gebr. Borntraeger has an active publishing program in earth, plant and environmental sciences. Later the publishing house moved to Berlin until 1968 when it became a sister publishing house of E. Schweizerbart and moved its business operations to Stuttgart.

Historical Description

Under the discovery of Americans, we understand the first sighting of the continent by seafarers from the global civilization. Around 1000, the Vikings established a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland, now known as L'Anse aux Meadows. Speculations exist about other Old World discoveries of the New World, but none of these are generally or completely accepted by most scholars. Spain sponsored a major exploration led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492; it quickly led to extensive European colonization of the Americas. The Europeans brought Old World diseases which are thought to have caused catastrophic epidemics and a huge decrease of the native population. Columbus came at a time in which many technical developments in sailing techniques and communication made it possible to report his voyages easily and to spread word of them throughout Europe. It was also a time of growing religious, imperial and economic rivalries that led to a competition for the establishment of colonies. The formation of sovereign states in the New World began with the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776. The American Revolutionary War lasted through the period of the Siege of Yorktown — its last major campaign — in the early autumn of 1781, with peace being achieved in 1783. The Spanish colonies won their independence in the first quarter of the 19th century, in the Spanish American wars of independence. Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín, among others, led their independence struggle. Although Bolivar attempted to keep the Spanish-speaking parts of Latin America politically allied, they rapidly became independent of one another as well, and several further wars were fought, such as the Paraguayan War and the War of the Pacific. (See Latin American integration.) In the Portuguese colony Dom Pedro I (also Pedro IV of Portugal), son of the Portuguese king Dom João VI, proclaimed the country's independence in 1822 and became Brazil's first Emperor. This was peacefully accepted by the crown in Portugal, upon compensation.

Place of Publication Stuttgart
Dimensions (cm)22 x 15 cm
ConditionBinding in hardcover with leather embossed in gold
TechniqueFeather Lithography


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