C1856

Comparative views of remarkable geological phenomena

Spectacular map of some of the world’s volcanoes, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.There is a colour key on the left with an explanation of the colours used in the map. Insets map … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Comparative views of remarkable geological phenomena

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 530mm
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Comparative views of remarkable geological phenomena - Antique Map from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular map of some of the world’s volcanoes, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.There is a colour key on the left with an explanation of the colours used in the map.

Insets map titles;

Plan of the volcanoes of Pichincha and Antisana surveyed by A. von Humboldt, Plans of the craters of Vesuvius and Etna by H. Abich, Physical map of the island of Teneriffe, by Leopold von Buch.  Southern view of Etna from M.P.O. near Catania by W.S. Waltershausen, View of the summit of the peak of Teneriffe and of the crater of elevation which surrounds it, from the east, by Leopold von Buch, Chart of South Keeling Islands surveyed by the officers of H.M.S. Beagle, Chart of Ascension Island, surveyed by Lieutenant Campbell, R.N, View of Ascension Island from the mountain road, Plan of the Crater of Cedee in the island of Java trigonometrically surveyed by Dr. Salomon Muller, 1836, Plan of Graham Island by Capt. C.H. Swinburne, 183, Comparative view of the elevation of the principal active volcanoes on the globe, Plan of Arthurs Seat, from an original survey, Samson’s Ribs.

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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