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Lithograph with later hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 66.1cms x 48.8cms; image size: 624mm x 450mm. Archival repair to small split in centrefold and two top edge splits; three marks to bottom margin else very good condition. Bottom right key to electric telegraph stations; bottom left list of Foreign Consulates and Passport Offices. This map of London, ignores many streets and buildings so emphasising the landmarks. These include palaces, hospitals, churches, railway stations, museums, schools, etc. HYDE: 71-3.
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) .