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VOLCANISM WORLD MAP: Südliche und Noerdliche Halbkugel der Erde nach den neuesten Entdeckungen der Vulkanischen-Linien.



An uncommon map of the World with marked vulcanic lines was published to accompany a scientific article by a German researcher of antiquity and Egyptologist Friedrich Sickler in 1812.

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An uncommon map of the World, shows the volcano lines, was published to accompany a scientific article on volcanoes by a German researcher Friedrich Carl Ludwig Sickler (1773 – 1836) in 1812, in Weimar, Germany. Sickler was a teacher, Egyptologist, researcher of Antiquity and a friend of Wilhelm von Humboldt.

In his article Sickler analyses the role of the volcanoes in the antiquity through ancient texts and myths. In the second part of the text, which is relevant for our map, the author explains the main lines, connecting the active and ancient volcanoes of the Earth.  

The map together with the article, was published in June, 1812, in a scientific magazine Allgemeine geographische Ephemeriden, which was edited by Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747-1822), a German publisher, who specialised in books and magazines on natural science. His name is usually connected with the richly illustrated encyclopaedia for children Bilderbuch für Kinder, issued in 12 volumes between 1790-1830.

The magazine with the text to the map can be downloaded here: https://books.google.si/books?id=j8ROAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA528&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false (pp. 121ff.).


References: Friedrich Sickler, Abhandlungen. Ideen zu einem vulcanischem Globus… in: Allgemeine geographische Ephemeriden, 1812, pp. 121ff. 

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