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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
+46-8650 70 02 / 073-775 93 29

Maps & Atlases / Folding Maps

Price: EUR 250,00

[Map] Monson, E. / Appel, Rudolph.

Ipswich, 1848.

Compiled, drawn, and published by E. Monson, land surweyor, &c., Berners Street, Ipswich. Printed by Rudolph Appel, Anastatic Printing Office, Ipswich. 1848. Folded 38 x 24,5 cm. Unfolded 76 x 55,5 cm. Lithograph. The map has a blind stamp in the lower right corner with the text "Ipswich E M".

A couple of stains and a little creasing in the margins. Nice condition.

An interesting and very detailed map of Ipswich and its surroundings with the Cavalry Barracks and the hospital on the eastern outskirts and on the western side the Eastern Union Railway with a 360 yard tunnel and a proposed station site, in addition to an existing cul de sac station. A number of wind mills are clearly marked outside of town. The parishes of St. Clement, St Helen, St Matthew, St Margaret and St. Mary Stoke are mentioned on the map. The shape and form of the city blocks are carefully delineated. Below we find an index of important buildings as well as colour codes to the different parishes eventhough they are of no use since the map is in black and white, which was the cheapest varaiant sold. It could also be had coloured, mounted on linen and in a slip case. The map is printed with the anastatic method, an early way to make copies directly from the original without engraving or lithography, as long as the original was made of oil based ink. The original was damped with acid and then pressed to a zink plate which in turn became etched. The etched plate could then be used to print copies. Rudolph Appel was the main anastatic printer in England in the late 1840s and the present Ipswich map is a famous example of the method. Edward Monson (1821- 1907) was working as land surveyor in Ipswich when the map was produced. In 1849 he went into photography and had several licensed (probably by Beard) daguerreotype studios in Ipswich and other towns as well as a carte de visite business in the 1860s. He also made photos from waxed paper negatives and collodion photos. It is fair to say that both Appel and Moonson were at the forefront of the technical developments of the day. The map should be viewed in that light. Uncommon.

Item No: 3676