C1856

Illustrations of the glacier systems of the Alps and of glacial phenomena in general. From the surveys and sketches of Professor Forbes, the maps of Raymond, Weiss, Charpentier &c.

Spectacular map of the European Glaciers, 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; Map … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Illustrations of the glacier systems of the Alps and of glacial phenomena in general. From the surveys and sketches of Professor Forbes, the maps of Raymond, Weiss, Charpentier &c.

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 530mm
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Illustrations of the glacier systems of the Alps and of glacial phenomena in general. From the surveys and sketches of Professor Forbes, the maps of Raymond, Weiss, Charpentier &c. - Antique Map from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular map of the European Glaciers, 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;

Map of the glacier system of Mont Blanc, Map of the snow-field glaciers of the Bernese Oberland, Sketch of part of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni, Map of the limits of the erratic deposit of the valley of the Rhone, Eye sketch of the glacier of Miace, Eye sketch of the glacier of Allalein in the valley of Saas, Sketch of the glacier of Talefre, Eye sketch of the glacier of Schonhorn near the Simplon, Sketch showing the actual elevation of the snow line in different latitudes from the Equator to the poles, Diagram showing the actual slope of the Mer de Glace, and its tributaries. 

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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