The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Berghaus, Hermann

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Berghaus, Hermann
Edition of 1920. See also Hermann Berghaus on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BERGHAUS, bėrg'hows, Hermann, German cartographer, nephew of Heinrich Berghaus (q.v.): b. Hereford Westphalia, 16 Nov. 1828; d. Gotha, 3 Dec. 1890. During most of his life he was cartographer in the Geographical Institute of Justus Perthes at Gotha. His best known work is a chart of the world (1863) which has gone through 11 editions. He also prepared a ‘Physikalische Wandkarte von Afrika’ (1881). Besides this he supervised the revision of his famous uncle's ‘Physikalischer Atlas’ (1886), which work was participated in by many noted specialists.