C1856

Map of the geographical distribution of the most important plants yielding food, including the cultivated grains and other cultivated and wild bread plants with indications of the principal fruits; laid down in connection with climatal conditions for Keit

Spectacular world agricultural map, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.There is a colour key at lower left with an explanation of the colours used in the map. Insets map titles; Map of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of the geographical distribution of the most important plants yielding food, including the cultivated grains and other cultivated and wild bread plants with indications of the principal fruits; laid down in connection with climatal conditions for Keit

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 510mm
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Map of the geographical distribution of the most important plants yielding food, including the cultivated grains and other cultivated and wild bread plants with indications of the principal fruits; laid down in connection with climatal conditions for Keit - Antique Print from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular world agricultural map, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.There is a colour key at lower left with an explanation of the colours used in the map.

Insets map titles;

Map of the distribution of the principal food plants, fruits & characteristic trees of Western & Central Europe, Map of the distribution of the more important plants, yielding materials for beverages, spices, dyes, and other economical substances; and growing in the warmer regions of the globe, Map of the distribution of tea & the principal spices grown in the East Indies, Two sections from S. to N. in Western & Central Europe, showing the distribution of the principal food plants according to altitude, Two sections showing approximately the distribution of the most important economical plants according to altitude, Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere. 

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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