C1869

South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland.

Detailed c.19th map of eastern Australia, extending from Gulf of Carpentaria to Bass Strait and west from Nuyts Archipelago, with inset of Yorke Peninsula at top right. Includes explorers tracks up to McKinlay 1862. From: Johnston,  Handy Royal Atlas of … Read Full Description

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S/N: JHRAT-AM-NSW-03269–427645
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Full Title:

South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland.

Date:

C1869

Condition:

Minor creasing, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

322mm 
x 425mm

Paper Size: 

370mm 
x 468mm
AUTHENTICITY
South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland. - Antique Map from 1869

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

Detailed c.19th map of eastern Australia, extending from Gulf of Carpentaria to Bass Strait and west from Nuyts Archipelago, with inset of Yorke Peninsula at top right. Includes explorers tracks up to McKinlay 1862.

From: Johnston,  Handy Royal Atlas of Modern Geography, exhibiting the Present Condition of Geographical Discovery and Research in the Several Countries, Empires and States of the World.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 779.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2648281
Royal Collection Trust UK: RCIN 1091375 (1903 edition)
University of Chicago Library: Bib 978679 (191? edition)
Stanford Library: 10786058
State Library Victoria: MAPF 912 J64H (1871)

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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