Pictorial map of Palestine, Edmund Evans

Pictorial map of Palestine, Edmund Evans

Edmund Evans (1826-1905) after William Harry Rogers (1825-73)
Pictorial map of Palestine
About 1850-1900
Wood engraving on paper
Published by James Nisbet & Co., London
Museum no. E.945:48-1976

Like similar publishers, James Nisbet used stock illustrations to enliven cheaper work. Here biblical scenes add interest and instruction to a pre-existing map. Edmund Evans, the leading wood-engraver in London in the 1860s, was known for his brilliant colours. In this instance, he printed map and illustrations in the same colours for economy.