Map, Orbis Vereribus Notus, C Smith Publisher and Mapseller, 1836,
Orbis Vereribus Notus, C Smith Publisher and Mapseller, 1836,
Publisher: Smith C,
Map Seller: Smith C
No172 The Strand, First Published June 20 180, This version from 18369
Paper Size: 605 x 400mm
Print Size: 550 x 350mm
Technique: Copperplate Engraving
Description: Very good map with later hand colouring
Antique map of fine quality by Charles Smith.
Superb antique map of Orbis Veteribus by Charles Smith, c1836.
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 map seller. 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 outline
By 1834 Charles Smith had become “Mapseller Extraordinary to His Majesty” (William IV).