Richard Andree

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For the American mathematician and computer scientist, see Richard V. Andree.
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Richard Andree (26 February 1835, Braunschweig – 22 February 1912, Leipzig) was, like his father Karl Andree, a German geographer noted for devoting himself especially to ethnography. He wrote numerous books on this subject, dealing notably with the races of his own country, while an important general work was Ethnographische Parallelen und Vergleiche (Stuttgart, 1878).


Andree was born in Braunschweig. As a director of the geography bureau of publisher Velhagen & Klasing, Leipzig (1873-1890), he also took up cartography, having a chief share in the production of the Physikalisch-Statistischer Atlas des Deutschen Reichs (together with O. Peschel, Leipzig, 1877), and Droysens Allgemeiner Historischer Handatlas, (Leipzig, 1886), as well as school atlases.[1]

His main work, however, is his Allgemeiner Handatlas (Leipzig, first edition 1881, final edition 1937), one of the most comprehensive world atlases of all times. The early editions of the Times Atlas of the World (1895-1900) are based on this atlas, as was Cassell's Universal Atlas. Andree also continued the editorship of the Globus (1891-1903).[1]



  • H. Meyer: Velhagen & Klasing 150 Jahre 1835-1985, Berlin, 1985
  • J. Espenhorst: Petermann's Planet, a guide to German handatlases, Schwerte, 2003
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Andree, Karl". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Andree, Richard". Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.). London & New York. 

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