Uzbekistan Azerbaijan Independent Tartary antique map

£65.00

Guaranteed original hand-coloured antique map of Uzbekistan Azerbaijan (here described as Independent Tartary) engraved by Edward Weller. Published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas of 1863. In very good condition without any foxing. Paper size 19 x 13.5 inches.

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Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan (here described as Independent Tartary.) Antique map engraved by Edward Weller, F.R.G.S., and published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas of 1863. The colouring was executed by hand at the time of publication.

Uzbekistan is a landlocked Central Asian state. It comprising 12 provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest.

Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

Tartary (Latin: Tartaria) or Great Tartary (Latin: Tartaria Magna) was a name used from the Middle Ages until the twentieth century to designate the great tract of northern and central Asia stretching from the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, settled mostly by Turko-Mongol peoples after the Mongol invasion and the subsequent Turkic migrations.

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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