C1856

The physical features of Europe & Asia, showing the mountains, table-lands, plains & slopes.

Map of the mountains of Europe and Asia, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.The map has a compendium of information. Inset maps: Rising of the island of Reguain, Volcanic kingdom of Luzon, Geological map … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The physical features of Europe & Asia, showing the mountains, table-lands, plains & slopes.

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
The physical features of Europe & Asia, showing the mountains, table-lands, plains & slopes. - Antique Print from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Map of the mountains of Europe and Asia, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.The map has a compendium of information.

Inset maps: Rising of the island of Reguain, Volcanic kingdom of Luzon, Geological map of Java. Inset sections: Section of the line A.B., Section from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, Comparative view of the mean height of the continents, Comparative view of the height of the crest & of the culminating points of the great mountain chains by Baron Von Humboldt, Section on the line C.D., Sections across the Himalaya. 

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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