Antique Print of Longwood on St. Helena by Meyer (1840)

  • Condition: Fair/good, general age-related toning. Minor wear and foxing, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1840
  • Overall size: 22.5 x 16 cm.
  • Image size: 15 x 10 cm.

€ 78,50($ 92.39 / £ 71.68)

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.. Antique Print of Longwood on St. Helena by Meyer (1840)

Description: Antique print titled 'St. Helena - Longwood, Napoleon's Wohnung (..)'. View of Longwood on St. Helena, the final residence of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France, during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, from 10 December 1815. Originates from 'Meyers Universum'. 

Artists and Engravers: Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796 - June 27, 1856) was a German industrialist and publisher, most noted for his encyclopedia, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Meyer operated very successfully as a publisher, employing a system of serial subscription to publications, which was new at that time. To this end he founded a company, Bibliographisches Institut, in Gotha in 1826. It published several editions of the Bible, works of classical literature ("Miniatur-Bibliothek der deutschen Classiker", "Groschen-Bibliothek"), atlases, the world in pictures on steel engravings ("Meyers Universum", 1833–61, 17 volumes in 12 languages with 80,000 subscribers all over Europe), and an encyclopaedia.