|Published||Drawn & Engraved by T. Ettling, 3 Red Lion Square, Holborn. Day & Son Lithrs to the Queen. Weekly Dispatch Atlas 139 Fleet St. [London, 1861]|
|Dimensions||310 x 428 mm|
A lithographed Plan of Venice, with a detailed key noting the quarters, churches, chapels, ecclesiastical establishments, civil establishments, military establishments, barracks, and theatres, from The Weekly Dispatch. In the top right corner of the sheet, a blindstamp reads 'Supplement to the Weekly Dispatch of Sunday April 7th 1861,' 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 vertical and horizontal folds. Minor foxing to sheet. Large printing stain to bottom left margin, not affecting map.