Afrique - Abissinie - No. Antique folio-sized lithographic atlas map, hand coloured in outline, on conical projection. This map was published within the first atlas ever to be printed using lithography, and also the first to be printed on a uniform scale, 1827. Title of map: Afrique:'Afrique - Abissinie - No.
Western Ethiopia, the course of the upper Blue Nile, and Lake Tana. Tegulet, the ancient capital of Abyssinia, is marked. IMAGE SIZE: Approx 50.5 x 59.5cm, 20 x 23.25 inches (Large).
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Philippe Marie Guillaume Vandermaelen. PROVENANCE: "Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique, Statistique et Mineralogique", dresse par Ph. Vandermaelen - Premiere partie - Europe. This landmark atlas is remarkable as the first atlas to have been produced using the then new printing process of lithography.
It is also the first atlas to show the whole world in maps using a large uniform scale; in total the 380 conically projected sheets of maps are designed to be joined into a three dimensional terrestrial globe with a diameter of approximately 7.75 metres (25 feet). TYPE: Antique folio-sized lithographic atlas map, hand coloured in outline, on conical projection. This map was published within the first atlas ever to be printed using lithography, and also the first to be printed on a uniform scale. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain.CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Light spotting. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above.
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