C1851

Italy, North Part.

Mapmaker:

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

Detailed map of Italy with an inset of Rome at lower left. From, Black’s General Atlas.

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Full Title:

Italy, North Part.

Date:

C1851

Mapmaker:

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

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

380mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Italy, North Part. - Antique Print from 1851

Genuine antique
dated:

1851

Description:

Detailed map of Italy with an inset of Rome at lower left.

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 in Edinburgh, son of Charles Black,
master builder 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 &
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 a Member of Parliament 1856-1865 he consequently retired from the
business on 28 December 1870.

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