Original antique steel engraving
Engraved by Edward Weller
Published by the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 1863
With original hand colour
The Weekly Despatch Atlas was published in parts between 1857 and 1863. The plates were then acquired by Cassell who published the collection as an atlas in 1863. A second edition was published in 1865. The plates were later purchased by G W Bacon, who re-issued the maps in 1876.
In addition to Edward Weller, other engravers who created plates were John Dower, B R Davies and T Etting.