C1850

Illustration of the Glacier Systems of the Alps. (Mt Blanc)

Mapmaker:

W. & A.K. Johnston

Map of Mount Blanc glaciers.

$A 75

S/N: MAP-MCLI-1850-JOHN–233612
(DRW06)
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Full Title:

Illustration of the Glacier Systems of the Alps. (Mt Blanc)

Date:

C1850

Mapmaker:

W. & A.K. Johnston

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

260mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Illustration of the Glacier Systems of the Alps. (Mt Blanc) - Antique Map from 1850

Genuine antique
dated:

1850

Description:

Map of Mount Blanc glaciers.

Mapmaker:

 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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