C1878

North Polar Chart

Mapmaker:

Alexander Keith Johnston

$A 125

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S/N: THRA-POL-000–226022
(F51)
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Full Title:

North Polar Chart

Date:

C1878

Mapmaker:

Alexander Keith Johnston

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Original engraving printed in colour

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 460mm

Description:

Detailed map of the North Pole

Biography:

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 –1871).

Johnston was a Scottish cartographereducated 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 Geograpger 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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