C1851

Belgium

Large scale c.19th map of Belgium by Alexander Keith Johnston (1804–1871) the Geographer Royal for Great Britain. From: Johnston, A.K. The National Atlas of Historical, Commercial and Political Geography, constructed from the Most Recent and Authentic Sources References: Phillips, P. A … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Belgium

Date:

C1851

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

600mm 
x 500mm

Paper Size: 

645mm 
x 533mm
AUTHENTICITY
Belgium - Antique Map from 1851

Genuine antique
dated:

1851

Description:

Large scale c.19th map of Belgium by Alexander Keith Johnston (1804–1871) the Geographer Royal for Great Britain.

From: Johnston, A.K. The National Atlas of Historical, Commercial and Political Geography, constructed from the Most Recent and Authentic Sources

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 799.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1990247 [1854?]
State Library Victoria: Record ID 9936588333607636
National Library New Zealand: MapColl -f100a 1855 51133 (1855)
Stanford Library: G1019 .J63 1855 FF [1854]
David Rumsey Collection: 0373A (1860)
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: CALL NUMBER G1019 .J58 1857

 

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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Sir William Johnston (1802 - 1888)

Sir William Johnston ( 1802 - 1888) He started as a printer in 1825 and then founded the firm of A & K Johnston. On 2 December 1837 he was appointed engraver and printer to Queen Victoria. He first published a 'National Atlas' and a 'Royal Atlas' which included much new information especially in the newly settled colonies in the Southern Hemisphere. Recent discoveries inland, in many colonies were now noted for the first time.

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