C1879

The Malay Archipelago.

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Detailed map extending from Thailand to Timor and to New Guinea in the east. Edward Stanford was the founder of one of the most prominent geographical publishing houses in the C19th and who took over the stock of The Society … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Malay Archipelago.

Date:

C1879

Mapmaker:

Edward Stanford (1827 - 1904)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

370mm 
x 180mm

Paper Size: 

393mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Malay Archipelago. - Antique Map from 1879

Genuine antique
dated:

1879

Description:

Detailed map extending from Thailand to Timor and to New Guinea in the east. Edward Stanford was the founder of one of the most prominent geographical publishing houses in the C19th and who took over the stock of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

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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