Steel engraving with original outline hand colouring . Overall size 61cms x 61 cms; image size: 502mm x 422mm. Piano key border. Beautiful, highly detailed map of the world in 1840. Details such as marking the fathest south point of Captain Cook’s voyages and ‘Sabrina Land 1839’ and ‘Indication of Land’ some slight speckling and faint browing in blank of Africa and South and North Atlantic but barely noticeable.
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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