C1856

The phenomena of volcanic action showing the regions visited by earthquakes and the distribution of volcanoes over the globe. With corrections and additions, to 1854

Spectacular map of the world’s volcanoes, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.There is a colour key on the left with an explanation of the colours used in the map. Insets map titles; Enlarged … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The phenomena of volcanic action showing the regions visited by earthquakes and the distribution of volcanoes over the globe. With corrections and additions, to 1854

Date:

C1856

Condition:

Repaired tear bottom centre and two holes not affecting image, otherwise in good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
The phenomena of volcanic action showing the regions visited by earthquakes and the distribution of volcanoes over the globe. With corrections and additions, to 1854 - Antique Print from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular map of the world’s volcanoes, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.There is a colour key on the left with an explanation of the colours used in the map.

Insets map titles;

Enlarged map of the principal volcanic series of the new world, Enlarged map of the principal volcanic series of the old world, Enlarged map of northern India showing the earthquake districts, Iceland, chiefly according to Krug von Nidda. Island of Santorini on an enlarged scale, Eaheinomauwe, North I. of New Zealand by Leopold von Buch. Canary Islands, Hawaii Archipelago or Sandwich Islands, Greek Islands according to Leopold von Buch, Earthquake region of the United States and W.I. islands, Volcanic district of Lower Italy, Jorullo in Mexico, A. v. Humboldt, Tankuban Prahu in Java, S. Muller. 

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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