1835 Holland and Belgium


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Original steel engraved map by Sidney Hall, with original outline hand colouring.

Taken from A New General Atlas; with the Divisions and Boundaries carefully coloured. This map is taken from the second edition of this Atlas, the first being issued in two Elephant Folio volumes in 1830 where the maps were unfolded.

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Sidney Hall, (1788 – 1831) worked as an engraver from 1817 till his death. He first worked at 18 Strand, and moved to Bury Street Bloomsbury in 1819. He engraved for most of the prominent London Map publishers, Aaron Arrowsmith, William Faden, William Harwood and John Thomson among others. Hall is credited as being one of the earliest adopters of steel plate engraving, a technique that allowed for finer detail and larger print runs due the exceptional hardness of the plates.  He engraved general atlases as well as separate maps for various authors and publishers including Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Chapman and Hall, Murray, Leigh and A& C Black.  Upon his death his business passed to his wife, Selina who continued to publish under the imprint ‘S Hall’ and the business eventually passed to her nephew Edward Weller, who became extremely in his own right.

Dimensions 72 × 63 cm
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London 1835


Hand coloured steel engraving


Excellent. Centre fold as normal

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