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C1904

New Guinea

Artist:

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871)

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S/N: PI NG 1904 JOHN 094 
(C029)

Full Title:

New Guinea

Date:

C1904

Mapmaker:

Artist:

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871)

Alexander Keith Johnston 
(1804 – 
1871)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

255mm 
x 195mm

Description:

Scarce map soley devoted to New Guinea.

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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