Gotha, Julius Perthes, 1855-1874. 4to. Bound in 18 contemp. hcalf, some wear to the first 10 vols., some a bit rubbed. Some scattered brownspots to the first volumes. Gilt spines. Wear to top of spines. With a huge amount of original maps, plates, profiles etc., lithographed and engraved, large and folded and mainly in colour. This set does not include the "Ergänzungsbände".
The first 19 (lacking vol. 14) volumes of this importent periodical from its "Golden Period". "Petermann's Mittheilungen" became the leading geographic publication of the world and remained so until World War I. All the new geographical discoveries, all the reports from the latest exploratory expeditions were published, and flowed into Petermann's Geographische Anstalt, and he took care to see that it was translated into cartographic form as quickly as possible. The maps soon came to have a reputation for containing the latest and the most accurate information available. Not only German, but international readers as well, came to see the 'Mitteilungen' as an indispensable organ for the world of geographical research.