C1878

Roma Vetus

Scarce map of Rome surrounded by numerous vignettes, titles clockwise from top left; Pyramid & Sphinx Parthenon, Athens Nineyeh Elephantine Patmyra Colesseum Petra

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S/N: TWCA-001-TP-ROME–234733
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Full Title:

Roma Vetus

Date:

C1878

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

353mm 
x 290mm
AUTHENTICITY
Roma Vetus - Antique Map from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Scarce map of Rome surrounded by numerous vignettes, titles clockwise from top left;

Pyramid & Sphinx
Parthenon, Athens
Nineyeh
Elephantine
Patmyra
Colesseum
Petra

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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