Algeria Tunisia antique map from Weekly Dispatch Atlas

£65.00

Guaranteed original hand-coloured antique map of Algeria and Tunisia, engraved by Edward Weller. Published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas of 1863. In very good condition without any foxing. Paper size 19 x 13.5 inches.

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Algeria Tunisia antique map from the Weekly Dispatch Atlas 1863. Guaranteed original hand-coloured antique map of Algeria and Tunisia (Tunis), engraved by Edward Weller. Published in the Weekly Dispatch’s Atlas c.1863.

Algeria  Arabic: الجزائر‎ al-Jazā’ir; Berber languages: ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔDzayer; French: Algérie), is situated in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country.

Tunisia Arabic: تونس‎ Tūnis; Berber: Tunes, ⵜⵓⵏⴻⵙ; French: Tunisie), is located in North Africa to the east of Algeria. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent.

Edward Weller(1 July 1819 – May 1884) FRGS was a British engraver and cartographer who was one of the first to produce maps using lithography.

Lithography (from Ancient Greek λίθος, lithos, meaning ‘stone’, and γράφειν, graphein, meaning ‘to write’) is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water. The printing is from a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a ball grained surface. It was invented in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works. Lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material.

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