C1886

Chart Shewing the Lines of the Eastern & Australian Mail Steam Company.

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Interesting map showing the sea route Eastern and Australian Mail Steam Company through Asia. Map extends from Japan to New Zealand, west to Sumatra and east to Fiji. There is an inset map at top right.

$A 225

S/N: AM-1886-STAN–226561
(C091)
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Full Title:

Chart Shewing the Lines of the Eastern & Australian Mail Steam Company.

Date:

C1886

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Engraver:

Dunn, Collin & Co Printers 

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued with small spot top right.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart Shewing the Lines of the Eastern & Australian Mail Steam Company. - Antique Map from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Interesting map showing the sea route Eastern and Australian Mail Steam Company through Asia. Map extends from Japan to New Zealand, west to Sumatra and east to Fiji. There is an inset map at top right.

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827-1904)

Apprenticed as a printer and stationer. He founded his business in partnership with Saunders in 1852 as “Suanders & Stanford” but was disolved in 1853. He founded “Stanford’s Geographical Establishment” 1857, employing Suanders and Alexander Keith Johnston to prepare maps. By 1864 he was employing twenty-eight men and thirteen boys. He acquire the John Arrowsmith stock at auction in 1874 and by 1881 his staff had grown to sixty-five men, nineteen boys and three women, with his son Edward Standford II (1856-1917) acting as his assistant. He retired in 1882 and his son took over. The firm still exists.

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