Oelbaum-Cacaobaum Description

Friedrich Justin Bertuch1792/1830

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Text on Oelbaum-Cacaobaum illustration included in "Bilderbuch für Kinder".
Author: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
Editorial: Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs
Johann Friedrich Justin Bertuch was born in Weimar on September 30th, 1747.
After attending the college in Weimar, he studied Theology at the university in Jena,but soon decided to switch to law-school. In 1773 Bertuch returned to Weimar and started to work for a journal called “Teutscher Merkur”. In early 90ies, he received the princely privilege to put his plans into practise, i.e. to found his “Industrie Comptoir”.
In this Industry he was able to combine all his different undertakings and, at times employed up to 600 workers. At the same time Bertuch used this growing potential of highly qualified workers for his publishing efforts including his famous “Picture-Book for Children”.
He died April 3rd, 1822 in Weimar.


  • Title: Oelbaum-Cacaobaum Description
  • Creator: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
  • Date Created: 1792/1830
  • Location Created: Weimar, Germany
  • Type: Document
  • Medium: Document

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