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Portugal. Fine hand-color Antique Map by C. Smith c1836

Portugal. Fine hand-color Antique Map by C. Smith c1836

by Smith, Charles

Fine original hand-coloured antique map of Portugal by C. Smith circa 1836.
 
An original copperplate-engraved map with lovely contemporary hand-colour, published for "Smith's New General Atlas" in London by Charles Smith in1808, 1823, and 1836 (this issue). This Atlas was a great success, owing to the accuracy of the engraved geographical information, the high quality paper used, and the elegance of the excellent hand-colouring.

Charles Smith was a publisher, engraver and mapseller. His major publications were his “New General Atlas” and a “New General Atlas” which he first published in 1818. He also published a “New English Atlas” in 1804, which was reissued many times through to 1864. All of these works were decorative, with countries or counties outlined, soft watercolouring internally, and fine geographical detail. Their popularity resulted in a number of reissues, with revisions of internal details. By 1834 Charles Smith was “Mapseller Extraordinary to His Majesty” (William IV).
 
Size approximately 29 x 38cm (11.5 x 15inches)

Stock Number: amEu.CS10Price: $275.00

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