LISBON: Plan of the City of Lisbon
Rare map of Lisbon by an eccentric English divine Revd John Trusler (1735–1820) shows the city after the earthquake.
Author: John TRUSLER (1735–1820) - Neele
Place and Year: London 1797
Technique: Copper engraving (soft folds, slightly stained, otherwise in a good condition), image: 18 x 24,5 cm
Uncommon small map shows Lisbon after the Earthquake. In the upper part the legend lists 67 important buildings of the city.
The map was published in a rare book The habitable world described: or the present state of the people in all parts of the globe, from north to south; shewing the situation, extent, climate, ... including all the new discoveries: ... With a great variety of maps and copper-plates, ... by the Revd John Trusler (1735–1820). Trusler was an eccentric English divine, medical empiric, and literary compiler. In 1769 he sent circulars to every parish in England and Ireland proposing to print in script type, in imitation of handwriting. Soon he established a printing and bookselling business upon an extensive and lucrative scale. He published over 25 books on knowledge, poetry, geography, law and language. His last book was titled 'A Sure Way to lengthen Life with Vigor; particularly in Old Age; the result of Experience’, published one year before his death.
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