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VANDERMAELEN, Ph. - Partie du Chili. No. 33
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Partie du Chili. No. 33 - VANDERMAELEN, Ph.
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Title : Partie du Chili. No. 33.
Map maker : VANDERMAELEN, Ph..
Date : Brussels, 1825-1827.
Size : 22.4 x 19.4 inches. / 56.8 x 49.2 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.
Description :One map of a series of three covering Chili on PLANO sheets. This particular map covering central part of Chili, from his famous Atlas Universel. With text block. This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale.
Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-Franç:ois, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author.
This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel.
Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762
Condition : Lithography on a plano sheet. A spot of paper thinness, barely noticeable, lower part near centerfold. Otherwise in excellent condition with broad margins.
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