Author: Hall, Sidney
Publisher: New General Atlas
Date published: 1842
Steel engraving with original hand colouring. Centrefold as published. Overall size 61cms x 50.2cms; image size: 510mm x 426mm. Piano key border. Stretches from Mount Ararat top left to the Runn of cutch bottom right including Iraq, Afghanistan, part of Parkistan etc Territories delineated by different outline hand colouring. shows rivers, mountain ranges (height denoted by hachures), sites of ruins etc Centrefold as published. Some browning and one mark to the margins else very good condition. The mileage scale is given in both English Miles and Persian Parasangs. Sidney Hall was an engraver, cartographer and copperplate printer. Worms and Baynton-Williams state in,'British Map Engravers' that Hall was almost certainly the first engraver to use the new harder steel plates for map work, using plates manufactured by the Jacob Perkins process as early as 1821. He died at the age of forty two and his widow Selina Hall, continued the business, her practice of signing her engravings simply as,'S.Hall' has caused much confusion among bibliographers.
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