E333 Lizars’ Atlas

A new and elegant general atlas of the world : comprehending all the empires, kingdoms & states in the old and new hemispheres : taken from the most celebrated modern geographers and carefully corrected to the present period and beautifully engraved on 59 copper-plates.

Edinburgh (Parliament Stairs) : Published and sold by Daniel Lizars, engraver, [1812?].

59 folded leaves : col.maps.

Our copy lacks one map.


This is the oldest edition of Daniel Lizars’ atlas that we are aware of, we also have a second edition, published in 1831.

We don’t know a great deal about Daniel Lizars, other than that he was a publisher and engraver, and a pupil of Andrew Bell.  His son William Home Lizars continued the business of engraving and copperplate printing after the death of his father and is rather better known as an engraver and painter.