C1869

Australia

Detailed c.19th map of Australia with an inset of Tasmania at the bottom. Includes numerous tracks of  inland explorers up to Forest 1869 at Mount Weld, Western Australia.  The Northern Territory is divided into two, N. Australia/ Arnhem/Northern Territory in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Australia

Date:

C1869

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

427mm 
x 330mm

Paper Size: 

470mm 
x 367mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australia - Antique Map from 1869

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

Detailed c.19th map of Australia with an inset of Tasmania at the bottom. Includes numerous tracks of  inland explorers up to Forest 1869 at Mount Weld, Western Australia.  The Northern Territory is divided into two, N. Australia/ Arnhem/Northern Territory in top division and Alexandra Land.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 758.
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2648281
Royal Collection Trust UK: RCIN 1091375 (1903 edition)
University of Chicago Library: Bib 978679 (191? edition)
Stanford Library: 10786058
State Library Victoria: MAPF 912 J64H (1871)

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 758.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1115573

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871)

Johnston was a Scottish cartographer educated the University of Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to the Edinburgh engraver and mapmaker, James Kirkwood. In 1826 he and his brother William began in a printing and engraving business, forming the well-known firm of W. and A. K. Johnston. Johnston was a prolific mapmaker and publisher. He was soon professionally recognised by being appointed Geographer Royal of Scotland. In October 1849 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 1862 he was a founding member of the Meteorological Society of Scotland.

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