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Vandermaelen, Phillippe Marie

Amér. Sep. Partie de la Nouvelle Hanovre. No. 51.

Antique Amér. Sep. Partie de la Nouvelle Hanovre. No. 51.

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  • Brussels
  • 1827
  • Antique Map, map
  • Lithograph / Original color.
  • Eastern United States
  • 1827
  • 483 by 565mm (19 by 22¼ inches).
  • 22131
  • Published plano without a centre fold. In excellent condition. 483 by 565mm (19 by 22¼ inches).

Article description

Article description

Lithograph, original hand colored in outline. A detailed antique map of the Eastern sea board from Cape Code in the North East towards Norfolk in Virginia. The map provides highly detailed information on counties, cities, small villages and towns, roads, rivers, lakes, mountains, Indian tribes, forts and other geographical details. It shows parts of Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Published in Philippe Marie Vandermaelen's atlas volume of North America. This atlas volume was part of his six volume atlas ,Atlas Universal', which consists of 387 maps at a large scale of 1:1.6 million. The Belgian cartographer Philippe Marie Vandermaelen (1795-1869) was very interestered in cartography already in young age onwards, he was part of the leadership in establishing the important ,Establissement geographique de Bruxelles'. His maps are remarkable detailed, he also was well educated in mathematics and astronomy. Philippe Vandermaelen (Philippe Vander Maelen or van der Maelen), born in Brussels, on December 23, 1795, died in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, on May 29, 1869, was an eminent geographer and cartographer, famous for having conceived an authoritative universal Atlas and for having founded the Brussels Geographical Establishment in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. Philippe Vandermaelen drew up numerous high-level scientific charts at scales based on the metric system recently introduced in Belgium. Alex Pasquier wrote about him in 1936: ,A geographer like Mercator, an organizer like Theodore Verhaegen, an assembler of cards like Paul Otlet, Philippe Vandermaelen personified to a remarkable degree, in the middle of the nineteenth century, the qualities of method and order that were laborious. characterize our country.' (Wikipedia)

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