South America by Sidney Hall

South America by Sidney Hall

Code: 54199

£155.00 Approx $195.71, €180.65

 Date: 1842

Copper engraving with original hand colouring. Overall size: 50.2cms x 60.9cms.  Image size: 414mm x 506mm.  Centrefold as published. Three scale of distance; faint fox spot in South Atlantic Ocean to East of the Falkland Isles ; some browning and odd mark to margins else very good condition.

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.