By: Justus Perthes
Date: 1930s (circa) Darmstadt, Germany
Dimensions: 32.5 x 45.5 inches (82.5 x 115.5 cm) each
This is a complete set of twelve antique climate wall maps of the world created by Justus Perthes based on the data and scientific studies of Dr. Rudolf Geiger. The maps offer a wide array data visualization on a global scale with relation to air and water temperatures and currents, precipitation, short wave radiation, evapotranspiration, cloudiness, and atmospheric perils and phenomena.
Climate Maps in this Complete Set Include
- Total Annual Short Wave Radiation
- Heat Transport by Ocean Currents
- Mean Air Pressure and Winds in January
- Mean Air Pressure and Winds in July
- Mean Annual Precipitation
- Annual Effective Evapotranspiration
- Mean Cloudiness in January
- Mean Cloudiness in July
- Mean Air Temperature in January
- Mean Air Temperature in July
- Annual Range of Air Temperature
- Atmospheric Perils
Dr. Rudolph Geiger (1894 - 1981) was a German meteorologist and climatologist, who worked with Wladimir Peter Köppen and introduced some modifications to the Köppen climate classification, which is one of the most widely used climate classification systems back then and still to this day. It is now often referred to as the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.
Condition: Maps vary slightly in condition with some having more stress marks, and minor tears than others. Overall we would describe these maps as in fine to very fine condition. Colors are vibrant, the cloth backing is stable, and all but one of the maps are secured to their original rollers.
NOTE: Map #2 is missing its rollers, but replacements can be attained at the request of the buyer for no additional charge. Image shown depicts this map as it would appear with rollers.
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