Tasmania antique map 1863 Van Diemen’s Land

£75.00

Tasman antique map (Van Diemen’s Land) Australia published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas. Drawn & 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 nice clean map without any signs of foxing, some folding but not creases!

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Tasmania antique map published c.1863 in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 139 Fleet Street. Map of Tasmania or Van Diemen’s Land, Engraved and 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 clean map without any signs of foxing, some fold marks rather than creases. 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.

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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