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Lithograph with later hand colouring. Overall size : 32.9cms.x 24.1cms. Image size : 308 mm x 222 mm (including mprint). Top left key to 66 important places and top right key to nineteen colleges. Remargined at top edge with contemporary paper; very good condition.
Joseph Wilson Lowry was an engraver based in London (1803-1879). This map appeared 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) .