Russia antique map Weekly Dispatch Album 1863

£85.00

Russia in Europe antique map, including Finland, the Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and the Crimea. Published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas. Drawn & Engraved by J. W. Lowry. Lithographed by Edward Weller, F.R.G.S. Printed by Day & Son Lithographers to The Queen. Paper measures approx. 19 x 13.25 inches. Original hand-colouring. A nice clean map without any signs of foxing.

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Russia antique map published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 139 Fleet Street. Map of Russia in Europe includes: Finland, Estonia, the Baltic States, Latvia, Poland and the Crimea. Drawn & Engraved by J. W. Lowry. 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.

Joseph Wilson Lowry (1803-1879) was an English engraver. He was the son of Wilson Lowry and his second wife Rebecca Delvalle and was born on 7 October 1803. He was trained by his father and from both parents inherited a taste for science and mathematics; in his work he specialised in scientific subjects. He died, unmarried, at his residence, Robert Street, Hampstead Road, London, on 15 June 1879.

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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