C1885

Polar Regions

$A 155

In stock

S/N: TEBR-1911-POL–371754
(C095)

Full Title:

Polar Regions

Date:

C1885

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

345mm 
x 242mm

Paper Size: 

387mm 
x 272mm

Description:

Detailed map of the north and south poles with three insets at bottom.

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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