C1851

Ireland.

Mapmaker:

Sidney Hall (1788 - 1831) Selina Hall (1781 - 1853)

Detailed map of Ireland from Black’s General Atlas.

$A 195

S/N: BGAT-011-BI-IRE–189931
(C020)
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Full Title:

Ireland.

Date:

C1851

Mapmaker:

Sidney Hall (1788 - 1831) Selina Hall (1781 - 1853)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

255mm 
x 375mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ireland. - Antique Print from 1851

Genuine antique
dated:

1851

Description:

Detailed map of Ireland from Black’s General Atlas.

Biography:

Sidney Hall (1788 – 1831) Selina Hall (1781-1853)

A London engraver who worked at first from 18 Strand, and moved to Bury street Bloomsbury in 1819. He engraved general atlases and separate maps for various authors and publishers. Upon his early death – he was only in his 40s – Hall’s business was inherited and continued by his wife, Selina Hall. She continued the business with signing many maps S. Hall [after 1831] .

Adam Black (1784-1874)

A bookseller, publisher and politician born Edinburgh son of Charles Black master builde and mason. Educated in Edinburgh and apprenticed to John Fairbairn bookseller 20 March 1799. In 1804-1807 he was employed by the London publishers “Lackington, Allen & Co.”, later operating independently in Edinburgh from 1807. A partnership with his brother Charles Black and Thomas Underwood, trading in London as “Underwood, trading in London as “Underwood & Blacks” and in Edinburgh as “Adam Black” was dissolved 6 March 1813. He took his nephew, Charles Black into his partnership  in 1834 and began trading as A & C Black. 

 Elected Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1843-1848 and member of Parliament 1856-1865 and consequently retired from the business in 28  December 1870.

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