|Published||Drawn & Engraved by T. Ettling, 3 Red Lion Square, Holborn. Weekly Dispatch Atlas,139, Fleet Street. Day & Son Lithrs. to the Queen. [London, 1859]|
|Dimensions||307 mm x 430 mm|
A lithographed Plan of Rome, with a detailed list of references noting key sights and landmarks in each of Rome's 14 Rioni, from The Weekly Dispatch. A further note above a small key notes that there are three hundred and sixty five churches in the City of Rome. In the top left corner of the sheet, a blindstamp reads 'Supplement to the Weekly Dispatch of Sunday April 24th 1859,' indicating this particular edition is the original weekly issue, rather than an example from the Dispatch Atlas of 1863.
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.
Theodore Ettling (1823-1862) was a German-born engraver, lithographer, and mapmaker. After working for Jacob Swart in Amsterdam, he emigrated to London, where he produced maps for the Dispatch Atlas.
Condition: Central horizontal fold. Minor foxing and creasing to sheet, particularly along top edge of sheet.