|Method||Copper engraved with original hand colour|
|Artist||von Reilly, Franz Johann Joseph|
|Dimensions||206 x 276 mm|
A late eighteenth century German map of London and surrounds, encompassing Middlesex, and parts of Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, and Surrey. In the top right corner, the title is enclosed by a garlanded oval cartouche supported by a pair of cherubs.
Franz Johann Joseph Reilly (1766 - 1820) was an Austrian publisher , cartographer and writer. Reilly produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, "Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt" between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' only one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the "Schauplatz ..."were drawn to a uniform criteria.
Condition: Two large stains near title cartouche. Blank on verso.