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Lithograph with original outline hand colouring. Overall size: 33.7cms x 48.7cms. Title is printed above the map, with vignettes "The Dispatch Atlas" on each side of title.
It is ne of three maps of the Seat of War published in response to British interest in the American Civil War.and shows the region from Alleghany, Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton and Augusta Cos. to Washington, Jefferson, Fauquier, Orange & Culpepper Cos. Highly detailed it includes springs, ferries, creeks, and small villages which rarely appear on maps. Browned at edges and one nick top margin else good condition.
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) .