|Method||Lithograph with original hand colour|
|Published||London: Published at the "Weekly Dispatch" Office, 139, Fleet Street, London, and Sold by All Booksellers and Newsagents. 1863.|
|Dimensions||1325 x 925 mm|
From The Dispatch Atlas.
Large-scale map of Great Britain, with railways, stations, canals, rivers, and roads highlighted. In the upper right of the map, an inset map of Scotland continued is present, and in the lower right, a map of London's railways is included. Originally printed and bound as four separate double sheets, the sheets are now glued together to make one large-scale map.
Between 1857 and 1863, the British newspaper The Weekly Dispatch published a series of maps. Over 100 maps were produced, and in 1863, the maps were gathered together to form The Dispatch Atlas. The atlas contained county and country maps, as well as several city maps. Each of the maps featured a distinctive image of a half-globe with a winged mercury above.
Edward Weller, FRGS (d.1884) was an engraver, publisher and cartographer. He had premises in London at 34, Red Lion Square (1861) and Duke Street, Bloomsbury (1872). He often worked for George Philip and Son, and William Collins, Sons, & Co. Many of his maps were included in student atlases. Weller's business was continued by his wife Mary Anne (d.1887) and his son Francis Sidney (d.1910).
Condition: Central vertical and horizontal joins. Some time toning and creasing to map.