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GEOLOGICAL MAP – ASIA MINOR. Paphlagonia. Reisen und Forschungen im Nördlichen Kleinasien [Paphlagonia. Travels and Discoveries in the Northern Anatolia].



A scientific research on the North Anatolia by a geologist and geographer Richard Leonhard includes a first detailed geological map of the region.

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4°: XIV, [1], 401 pp. with illustrations within text, XXXVII interleaved full-page plates, unbound 2 colour lithographed maps inserted in a paper sleeve, attached to the back cover (74 x 100 cm / 29.1 x 39.3 inches), original blue linen binding with gilt embossed title on cover and spine (Very Good, binding slightly worn on edges, old bookmark on the inner side of the cover).


A detailed book in German language by a Polish researcher Richard Leonhard includes description of Paphlagonia, a region in Northern Anatolia, and two large documentary maps.

Richard Leonhard (1870 – 1916) was a German geographer and geologist from Wroclaw, Poland, and a professor at the university in the same city. He was researching is native Silesia and Asia Minor. Between 1899-1903 he made researches in the Paphlagonia, an ancient region of Anatolia and published this detailed, richly illustrated research.

The book is accompanied by two giant detailed maps of Paphlagoina, one being the first geological map of the region (Geologische Übersichtskarte eines Teiles des Nördlichen Kelinasien), the other one showing the routes of travels of Richard Leonhard in 1899, 1900 and 1903.

Both maps were made by Richart Kiepert (1846 – 1915), Heinrich Kiepert’s son, and were published by Dietrich Reimer in Berlin.  

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