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With the map of Iraq and the Table instead of the Geological map
Dates range from 1845-1847. As head of the lithographic section of the Militaergeographisches Institute in Vienna, Joseph Scheda is noted to have brought lithography to a new level of perfection, to a point where it actually rivaled the use of copper engraving. Another point of perfection was the institute's remarkable depiction of 3-D terrain by hachures. They also developed the heliogravure process. The large map cataloged here was done in 25 sheets numbered left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Each sheet is cut into 6 panels and mounted on linen to facilitate folding. The map sheets were published privately.
Espenhorst, Juergen. Petermann's Planet, A Guide to German Handatlases And Their Siblings Throughout the World 1800-1950. Volume II: The Rare and Small Handatlases. Pangaea Verlag, Schwerte, Germany, 2008. Pp. 827-829.