Rome Italy antique map published 1863


Rome, Italy, town plan. Antique lithograph by Theodore Ettling. Published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 1863. A very nice example of a Victorian antique map by a Dutch born engraver. Paper size is approx. 19 x 13.5

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Rome Italy antique map. Antique plan of  Rome, Italy, published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 139 Fleet Street. (Print was removed from an Atlas but is embossed top left hand corner “Supplement to the Weekly Dispatch of Sunday. April 24 1859.” Drawn & Engraved by T. Ettling 3 Red Lion Square, Holborn. 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 Berlin was bound into the Weekly Dispatch Atlas of 1863. Ettling also produced maps for the Illustrated London News and other English newspapers.

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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