Caucasus antique map Weekly Dispatch Atlas 1863

£65.00

Caucasus antique map published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas. The Caucus or Caucasia is a region located at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and occupied by Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Dagestan and Armenia.  Drawn Engraved and Lithographed by Edward Weller, F.R.G.S. Printed by Day & Son Lithographers to Queen Victoria. Paper measures approx. 19 x 13.25 inches. Original hand-colouring. A nice clean map without any signs of foxing.

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Caucasus antique map published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas. The Caucasus or Caucasia is a region located at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and occupied by Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Dagestan and Armenia. A less common definition includes also portions of northwestern Iran and northeastern Turkey . The colours on this map indicate the borders between the Russian and Turkish (Ottoman) Empires. This map was Drawn Engraved and Lithographed by Edward Weller, F.R.G.S. Printed by Day & Son Lithographers to Queen Victoria. Paper measures approx. 19 x 13.25 inches. A nice clean map without any signs of foxing. Original hand-colouring.

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.

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) is a prestigious Fellowship granted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) that is open to those over the age of 21 who can demonstrate:

  • A sufficient involvement in geography or an allied subject through publications, research or professional experience.
  • At least five years of continuous commitment to the Royal Geographical Society as an Ordinary Member.

Candidates for fellowship must be proposed and seconded by an existing fellow unless they hold teaching or research positions in higher education. Former fellows include Ernest Shackleton and many other notable explorers and geographers.

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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