C1850

Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe

Mapmaker:

W. & A.K. Johnston

Interesting mid C19th map showing the rain patterns over Europe.

$A 45

S/N: EUR-1850-JOHN-04–189093
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Full Title:

Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe

Date:

C1850

Mapmaker:

W. & A.K. Johnston

Condition:

Some foxing on title and to the right hand side, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

265mm 
x 205mm

Paper Size: 

360mm 
x 272mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe - Antique Print from 1850

Genuine antique
dated:

1850

Description:

Interesting mid C19th map showing the rain patterns over Europe.

Biography:

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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