C1878

The World in Hemispheres

Detailed double hemisphere c.19th world map. 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The World in Hemispheres

Date:

C1878

Condition:

Some minor spotting near title, otherwise in good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

430mm 
x 440mm

Frame Size: 

720mm 
x 570mm
AUTHENTICITY
The World in Hemispheres - Antique Map from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Detailed double hemisphere c.19th world map.

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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