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Small Folio (34 x 36,5 cm / 13.4 x 14.3 inches). [36] printed text on loose leaves, 32 interleaved loose maps lithographed in colour, inserted original advertisement in three language, printed on blue paper, inserted in original grey linen folder with black printed title and printed endpapers mounted on the inner side (Very Good, binding slightly stained with small tears in folds). - Warsaw & Krakow: Gebethner & Wolff. 1916. Maps by: Cartographic Institute of Freytag & Bernd, Vienna. Printed by: A. Holzhausen. An uncommon first edition of the Great Statistical and Geographical Atlas of Poland, with 32 thematic maps, by a Polish cartographer Eugeniusz Romer was crucial to establishing borders of the Second Polish Republic in 1918. - This is the first edition of the Polish Statistical and Geographical Atlas, published during WWI by a Polish cartographer Eugeniusz Romer (1917-1954). The atlas was a first modern statistical survey of the country and it played a crucial role in establishing new Polish borders after WWI, in 1918. A Polish geographer, cartographer and geopolitician Eugeniusz Miko?aj Romer (1871 - 1954) was born in Lwów (today Lviv, Ukranie) and studied history, geology, geography and meteorology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Lwów and Halle (Saale). In 1894, Romer finished a doctorate in philosophy at Lwów University, where he became a professor in 1911. In that time he was also a president of Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists. Before WWI Eugeniusz Romer traveled to Switzerland, to study Alpine glaciers, to Asia, and in 1913 to Alaska, to the Saint Elias Mountains. In 1916, during WWI, while staying in Vienna he started working on the Great Statistical and Geographical Atlas of Poland, which was published the same year. After the war Romer became a member of the Polish delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919, helping to draw the western border of Poland. Two year later, in 1921, he published the second edition of the atlas with new boundaries. Thematic maps, embracing the area of Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States, illustrate the following subjects: 1. Hypsometry, 2. Geology, 3. Climate, 4. Flora, 5. History, 6. Administration, 7. Population density, 8. Yearly growth of Population, 9. Polish population, 10. Roman-Catholic religion, 11. Jewish population (4 maps on one sheet showing different areas between 1870-1910) 12. Polish population in border areas (4 maps on one sheet), 13. Polish population in Latvia and Little Russia (2 maps on one sheet), 14. Churches, 15. Education (3 maps and a chart on one sheet), 16. Polish printing (4 maps on one sheet, showcasing the development of Polish printing between 1794-1913). 17. Large proprietors, 18. Use of land, 19. Wheat and corn, 20. Rye and buckwheat, 21. Barley and beet, 22. Oats and flax, 23. Potatoes and millet, 24. Breadstuffs, 25. Animal breeding: Horses & cattle, 26. Animal breeding: Pigs, sheep and goats, 27. Animal breeding per inhabitant, 28. Mineralogical map, 29. Industrial population, 30. Classes of industry, 31. Savings of population, 32. Transportation. References: Urszula Kossowska-Cezak. Eugeniusz Romer – w 140. rocznic? urodzin. „Przegl?d Geofizyczny". 1-2, 2011
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