C1856

Physical chart of the Atlantic Ocean showing the form & direction of the currents; distribution of heat at the surface, navigation & trade routes, banks, rocks &c.

Spectacular map of the currents, winds, sea temperature in the Atlantic Ocean, 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Physical chart of the Atlantic Ocean showing the form & direction of the currents; distribution of heat at the surface, navigation & trade routes, banks, rocks &c.

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Physical chart of the Atlantic Ocean showing the form & direction of the currents; distribution of heat at the surface, navigation & trade routes, banks, rocks &c. - Antique Map from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular map of the currents, winds, sea temperature in the Atlantic Ocean, 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;

Table of the velocity of the Gulf Stream, Table of the comparative mean velocity of the currents within 24 hours.

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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