A new general atlas by S. (Sidney) Hall (London: Longman, Rees,
Orme, Brown and Green, 1829)
Information on this publication from the David
Rumsey Historical Map Collection website.
Short Title: British Isles.
Publisher: London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 53
Obj Width cm: 42
Note: Engraved map. County boundaries hand col. Relief
shown by hachures. Includes inset of the Shetland and part of the Orkney
islands. Also numbered V.
Country: England ; Ireland
Full Title: British Isles by Sidney Hall. London, published
by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, Paternoster Row, Octr. 1, 1829.
List No: 4224.005
Page No: 5
Series No: 8
Publication Author: Hall, S. (Sidney)
Pub Date: 1830
Pub Title: A new general atlas, with the divisions and
boundaries carefully coloured; Constructed entirely from new drawings,
and engraved by Sidney Hall. (1st ed.). London, printed for Longman, Rees,
Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster Row, 1830.
Pub Reference: Phillips, 758; Wheat, C.I. Mapping the transmississippi
West, 380, 381, 386; Tooley, R.V. The mapping of Australia and Antarctica.
2nd ed., p. 92-93.
Pub Note: Unusual presentation in two large elephant
folio volumes with the maps unfolded. Covers are three quarter leather,
marbled paper covered boards with "Hall's Atlas Part 1" and
"Part 2" respectively, stamped in gilt on the front and spine.
Wheat mentions the United States, Mexico and Guatimala, and British North
America maps: he declares them up to date, making good use of the Lewis
and Clark and Long maps. Interestingly for a British cartographer, Hall
shows Maine and Oregon with the most ambitious U.S. claims as to territory.
Graphically, these maps are very striking and beautiful; with outline
color. Hall did a revised edition in the 1850-57 period (Phillips 821).
The Australia maps are also mentioned by Tooley (Australia and Antarctica).
In 1840 he collaborated with A. & C. Black to produce Black's General
Atlas -- however, those maps are somewhat smaller and not as impressive
as these maps. The maps are dated variously from 1827 to 1830, with the
title page dated 1830. This may indicate that the atlas was first issued
Pub List No: 4224.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 53
Pub Height cm: 63
Pub Width cm: 52
Image No: 4224005
Institution: Rumsey Collection
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