Eastern Hemisphere by W.H. Lizars

Eastern Hemisphere by W.H. Lizars

Code: 55173

£180.00 Approx $222.77, €209.06

Circa 1841

Engraving with original outline hand colouring.  Overall sheet size: 56.4cms x 48.3cms.  Image size: 464mm x 470mm.Tracks of the explorers and interesting annotations Faint offsetting in bottom  blank and some browning between Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean with one brown mark above the ‘T’ in Southern else strong engraving of very attractive map.

LIZARS, William Home (1788-1859).painter, engraver of portraits, figures and bank-notes, in Edinburgh. Son of printer and engraver Daniel Lizars (1760-1812).  On the death of his father W.H. Lizars was compelled to give up his painting and take over the family printing business in which he had worked sporadically with his father who taught him how to engrave .His work covered a wide variety of genres as well as maps: landscapes for such publications as Views in Lancashire after N.G. Phillips (1822-24) and Feldborg's Denmark Delineated (1824); anatomical plates for his brother John Lizars, and natural history for J.J. Audubon's The Birds of America, 1827-30.