C1859

Eastern Islands Birmah &c.

Mapmaker:

Adam Black (1784 - 1874)

Very detailed map extending from Burma to Timor. Inset of Enlarged Plan of Labuan I.  

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S/N: BGAT-ASI-040–201815
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Full Title:

Eastern Islands Birmah &c.

Date:

C1859

Mapmaker:

Adam Black (1784 - 1874)

Engraver:

Sidney Hall 

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 370mm
AUTHENTICITY
Eastern Islands Birmah &c. - Antique Map from 1859

Genuine antique
dated:

1859

Description:

Very detailed map extending from Burma to Timor. Inset of Enlarged Plan of Labuan I.

 

Mapmaker:

Adam Black (1784-1874)

A bookseller, publisher and politician born Edinburgh son of Charles Black master builde and mason. Educated in Edinburgh and apprenticed to John Fairbairn bookseller 20 March 1799. In 1804-1807 he was employed by the London publishers “Lackington, Allen & Co.”, later operating independently in Edinburgh from 1807. A partnership with his brother Charles Black and Thomas Underwood, trading in London as “Underwood, trading in London as “Underwood & Blacks” and in Edinburgh as “Adam Black” was dissolved 6 March 1813. He took his nephew, Charles Black into his partnership  in 1834 and began trading as A & C Black. 

Elected Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1843-1848 and member of Parliament 1856-1865 and consequently retired from the business in 28 December 1870.

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