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Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume

Philippe Marie Guillaume Vandermaelen (1795-1869) is regarded as the greatest Belgian cartographer since Mercator and Ortelius. His groundbreaking "Atlas Universel" published in Brussels in 1827 was notable as the first atlas to have been produced using the then new printing process of lithography, and the first atlas to show the whole world in maps using a large uniform scale. The atlas was published in 6 volumes, one for each continent. The 380 conically projected sheets of maps are designed to be joined into a three dimensional terrestrial globe with a diameter of approximately 7.75 metres (25 feet).