C1885

Ptolemy's Map of the World, Compared with the Actual Positions. After H.Kiepert.

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S/N: TEBR-1507-WM–371751
(C024)

Full Title:

Ptolemy’s Map of the World, Compared with the Actual Positions. After H.Kiepert.

Date:

C1885

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 220mm

Paper Size: 

383mm 
x 273mm

Description:

World map comparing Ptolemy’s depiction of the world in red, with current (c.1885) geography in black.

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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