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£25 Prussia and Mecklenburg 1860 Ref: 2889gw
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Drawn by Edw.d Weller F.R.G.S. | Engraved by Edw.d Weller Duke Str.t Bloomsbury.

Published in The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography...Blackie & Son 1860.
Drawn and engraved by Edward Weller (1819-1884) mapmaker, engraver, lithographer and printer, born in London on 1st July 1819. He was left £50 in 1831 by his uncle, engraver and copperplate printer, Sidney Hall (1788?-1831) to pay for his apprenticeship. His output was considerable, producing maps from 1852 until his death in 1884. He married Mary Ann Ward 31 May 1847. On the 1851 census he was described as a map engraver living at Cadogan Terrace, Chelsea, with his wife, three children, two servants and a lodger. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society 14 April 1851. On the death of his aunt, Selina Hall in 1853, he inherited the Hall business in Bury Street, Bloomsbury. On the 1861 census he is described as a painter living in Red Lion Square with his wife, six chldren and two servants, on the 1871 census he is given as a geographical engraver and lithographic printer at the same address with his wife six daughters and a servant. The 1881 census records that he was employing fourteen men and four boys with his household now comprising his wife, five unmarried daughters, a housemaid and a cook. He died at Red Lion Square 17th May 1884 his estate valued at £7,626.6s.5d. passed to his wife Mary Ann. His son Francis Sydney Weller (1849-1910) was also a mapmaker.
Showing part of northern Germany and Poland extending from Gotha and Hamburg in the west to Opole and Ketrzyn in the west. Inset: Sketch map of the PRUSSIAN DOMINIONS. The map is printed by lithographic transfer and is in original hand colouring. Archival tape repairs to several marginal nicks, none affecting the printed area.


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