C1889

Map of Central Africa

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Detailed cased folding map of central Africa made at a time that European powers were carving up Africa after the Berlin Conference of 1884. Recent colonial expansion are marked. The Congo Free State (1885-1908), was set up by King Leopold … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of Central Africa

Date:

C1889

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Condition:

Map in good condition, case has loss of colour to outer edges.

Technique:

Cased map

Image Size: 

695mm 
x 540mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Central Africa - Antique Print from 1889

Genuine antique
dated:

1889

Description:

Detailed cased folding map of central Africa made at a time that European powers were carving up Africa after the Berlin Conference of 1884. Recent colonial expansion are marked. The Congo Free State (1885-1908), was set up by King Leopold II of Belgium.

Condition: Map in good condition, case has loss of colour to outer edges.
Size: 540mm x 695mm (map) 

Biography:

Edward Stanford  (1827-1904) 

Apprenticed as a printer and stationer. He founded his business in partnership with Saunders in 1852 as “Saunders & Stanford” but was dissolved in 1853. He founded “Stanford’s Geographical Establishment” 1857, employing Saunders and Alexander Keith Johnston to prepare maps. By 1864 he was employing twenty-eight men and thirteen boys. He acquire the John Arrowsmith stock at auction in 1874 and by 1881 his staff had grown to sixty-five men, nineteen boys and three women, with his son Edward Stanford II (1856-1917) acting as his assistant. He retired in 1882 and his son took over. The firm still exists.

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