C1879

Queensland. Eastern Part.

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Founder of one of the most prominent geographical publishing houses in the C19th who took over the stock of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Scarce map of the islands of Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores to Timor.

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S/N: SCGTWA-219-AM-QLD–191838
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Full Title:

Queensland. Eastern Part.

Date:

C1879

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 262mm
AUTHENTICITY
Queensland. Eastern Part. - Antique Print from 1879

Genuine antique
dated:

1879

Description:

Founder of one of the most prominent geographical publishing houses in the C19th who took over the stock of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Scarce map of the islands of Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores to Timor.

Biography:

Edward Stanford (1827-1904)

Apprenticed as a printere and stationer. He founded his business in partnership with Saunders in 1852 as “Suanders & Stanford” but was disolved in 1853. He founded “Stanford’s Geographical Establishment” 1857, employing Suanders and Alexander Keith Johnston to prepare maps. By 1864 he was employing twenty-eight men and thirteen boys. He acquire the John Arrowsmith stock at auction in 1874 and by 1881 his staff had grown to sixty-five men, nineteen boys and three women, with his son Edward Standford II (1856-1917) acting as his assistant. He retired in 1882 and his son took over. The firm still exists.

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