Weller, Edward: 1863
Date: Circa 1873
Lithograph with later hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 48.5cms x 33.3cms ; 438mm x 318mm. Centrefold as issued. Very good condition.
This is the fourth of six supplementary suburban maps that accompanied the original nine sheet map of London, and showed newly developing areas outside Central London. Holland Park top right. Ravenscourt Park top left. Hyde, Printed Maps Of Victorian London, No.73(1)
Edward Weller was a cartographer and engraver based in London. His best known work appears in Cassell’s Weekly Dispatch Atlas, published in monthly segments for subscribers of the “Weekly Dispatch” newspaper. The maps are characterised by their detail and attractive outline colour and up to date information. The majority have an emblematical design of the upper half of a globe with a scroll "the Dispatch atlas" wrapped round it and above is the flying figure of Mercury (messenger of the Gods) .