C1878

South Australia

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Very detailed large scale map of South Australia and Northern Territory prior to separation. Numerous explorers tracks are shown as are telegraph lines.

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Details

Full Title:

South Australia

Date:

C1878

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

650mm 
x 470mm

Paper Size: 

740mm 
x 565mm
AUTHENTICITY
South Australia - Antique Map from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Very detailed large scale map of South Australia and Northern Territory prior to separation. Numerous explorers tracks are shown as are telegraph lines.

Mapmaker:

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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