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The Mapping of North America

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UNITED KINGDOM
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‘The Weekly Dispatch’ newspaper between the years 1856 and 1862 included in each edition a map of a part of the world. During this period a total of 118 maps were issued. The maps bear the distinctive sign of a half globe with the figure of Mercury above. The engravers varied but included John Dower and Edward Weller. In 1863 ‘The Dispatch Atlas’ was published which contained a series of English county maps. The two were combined in 1865 as ‘Cassell’s Complete Atlas’. This plan is one of nine sheets in a large scale map of London. It extends from Buckingham Palace in the east to Walham Green, Earls Court and Kensington in the west. Large areas are as yet still undeveloped. The scale is remarkable with individual buildings shown and many identified. Beresiner pp. 85-7; refer Carroll no. 120.
WELLER, Edward

London (South West Sheet)

London, 1865
470 x 640 mm., with support to two centrefold splits and one small area of loss in the border lower right, otherwise okay.
Stock number: 5342

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