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Stock# 29116
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Fine chart of the warm Atlantic current and the cold Pacific currents, showing their geographical location and size, from Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsachlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind ... 1845. Verlag von Justus Perthes in Gotha ... 1848 ...

This is considered the first comprehensive physical atlas of the world. Robinson states:

Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas was a monumental achievement, bringing together an enormous amount of information about the physical geography of the earth and encompassing many more subjects than had been treated in the numerous smaller atlases that had been produced since the 1820's.

In two volumes, the first dated 1845, the second 1848. A.K. Johnston's Physical Atlas of 1848 was based on this work.