C1885

United States of North America

Mapmaker:

W & A.K Johnston

Detailed map of America.

$A 45

S/N: USA-1885-JOHN–192686
(C025)
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Full Title:

United States of North America

Date:

C1885

Mapmaker:

W & A.K Johnston

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 455mm
AUTHENTICITY
United States of North America - Antique Print from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

Detailed map of America.

Biography:

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 –1871).

Johnston was a Scottish cartographere ducated 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 Geograpger 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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