C1869

View of Part of Suns Surface - The Solar Spots - Apparent Magnitude of the Sun - The Zodiacal Light

Mapmaker:

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871)

$A 225

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S/N: SAOA-2003-CEL–189838
(C030)
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Full Title:

View of Part of Suns Surface – The Solar Spots – Apparent Magnitude of the Sun – The Zodiacal Light

Date:

C1869

Mapmaker:

Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

305mm 
x 235mm

Paper Size: 

345mm 
x 265mm

Description:

Scarce celestial map with three insets: The Zodiacal Light, Solar Spots and Apparent Magnitude of the Sun, from Johnston’s Atlas of Astromony, based on the information supplied by Professor Grant of the Glasgow Observatory, Warren De La Rue President of the Royal Astronomical Society of London and Padre Secchi Director of the Observatory of the Collegio Romano.

Biography:

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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