Canada antique map Weekly Dispatch Atlas 1863


Canada antique map (lithograph) lithograph by Theodore Ettling. Map includes Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and an inset of Newfoundland. Published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 1863. A nice clean example of a Victorian antique map by a Dutch born engraver. Paper size is approx. 19 x 13.5


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Canada antique map. Antique map of Lower Canada, published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 139 Fleet Street. Map includes Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and an inset of Newfoundland. Drawn & Engraved by T. Ettling 3 Red Lion Square, Holborn. Lithographed by Edward Weller, F.R.G.S. Printed by Day & Son Lithographers to The Queen. Paper measures approx. 19 x 13.25 inches. A Dutchman working initially in Amsterdam, Theodore Ettling moved to London, where he produced maps for British Newspapers. This map of Lower Canada was bound into the Weekly Dispatch Atlas of 1863. Ettling also produced maps for the Illustrated London News and other English newspapers.

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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