C1879

South Australia. Southern 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.

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S/N: SCGTWA-193-AM-SA–191842
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Full Title:

South Australia. Southern Part.

Date:

C1879

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Original engraving printed in colour.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 175mm
AUTHENTICITY
South Australia. Southern 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.

Biography:

Edward Stanford  (1827-1904)

Apprenticed as a printer and stationer. He founded his business in partnership with Saunders in 1852 as “Suanders & Stanford” but was dissolved 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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