Die Insel Lewis
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Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly was an art dealer, mapmaker and publisher renowned for the "Schauplatz Der Dunuf Theile Der Welt Nach Und Zu Anton Friedrich Buschings Grosser Erd Beschreibung", from which this map of comes. The "Schauplatz" was a massive atlas project started in 1789 and lasting 17 years, which eventually included some 830 maps produced weekly. The maps are carefully and consummately engraved with a simple, yet distinctive style. The island is shown in considerable detail.
region: Scotland Maps & Charts
mapmaker: F. J. J. Von Reilly
place and date of publication: Vienna 1789-
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colourref: 43828
size in mm: 200 by 325mm (7.75 by 12.75 inches).
Price: £ 220
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