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Publisher: VANDERMAELEN, Ph.
Title: Amer. Sep. Partie de l'Amerique Russe. No. 23.
Published in: Brussels, 1825-1827
Size: 18.9 x 22.8 inches.
48.0 x 58.0 cm.

Original colours.
Condition: Lithography, in original colours. Very slight browning, unfolded and in very good condition.
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This is one of the earliest detailed maps of Alaska. It focuses on the southern peninsula centered on Sitka. The region is named New Norfolk. From Vander Maelen’s ‘Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Statistique et Mineralogique’. The atlas was the first published in lithograph and formed a Sanson-Flamsteed projected globe of 7.75 metres in diameter. This was constructed in the ‘Etablissement Geographique’ in Brussels.
A total of 400 maps were produced covering the world on the same scale throughout.

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-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. 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.
Reference: Koeman (1967-70) III Vdm 1. 5068

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VANDERMAELEN, Ph. - Amer. Sep. Partie de l'Amerique Russe. No. 23.

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