*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections.
Produced by Danish-French cartographer M. Malte-Brun, this atlas presents what the world looked like in 1828. Born in 1775 and raised in Denmark, Malte-Brun published pamphlets criticizing the Danish crown because of their censorship laws; however, he left for France in 1800 and stayed there till his death in 1826 (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, 1998). He founded and joined the Société de Géographie de Paris, the world’s first “Geography Society” in 1821 and served as their first secretary (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, 1998). Malte-Brun passed away on December 14, 1826 in Paris (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, 1998).
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. (1998, July 20). Conrad Malte-Brun. Retrieved February 7, 2017, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Conrad-Malte-Brun