1845 Chambers Map of Turkey in Europe and Greece
Description: This is a fine example of the 1845 Chambers map of Greece, the Balkans, and the eruopean Part of Turkey. It covers from Moldova to Crete and from the Adriatic to the Black Sea. The modern day states of Greece, Albania, Moldova, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria & Romania are included. Divided and color coded according to regions and territories, the map identifies various cities, towns, islands, rivers, and an assortment of additional topographical details. This map was drawn and engraved by J. Gellatly.
Date: 1845 (undated)
Cartographer: The brothers William and Robert Chambers were born into a prosperous family on the border between Scotland and England. Unfortunately, by puberty their family fortunes had declined due to their father's bad loans to French prisoners of war. Left with little Robert Chambers, then 16, opened a small bookstand on Leith Walk, Edinburgh. His brother William, at 18, opened a bookstand of his own on the same street. A short time afterwards the two joined forces. Due to their thrifty business practices and hard work, the duo quickly developed a thriving business and began publishing. Their first publishing venture was 750 copies of "The Songs of Robert Burns", a sure bet in 19th century Edinburgh. They followed up with a series of educational works including several atlases, an encyclopedia, and more Burns books. The firm continued to publish into the early 20th century.Click here for a list of rare maps from Robert Chambers.
Size: Printed area measures 11 in height x 9 inches in width (27.94 x 22.86 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Moderate age toning. Blank on verso.
Code: TurkeyGreece-chambers-1845 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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