C1856

Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of the birds of Europe from the latest authorities

Spectacular world ornithological map, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.

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Full Title:

Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of the birds of Europe from the latest authorities

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

610mm 
x 490mm
AUTHENTICITY
Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of the birds of Europe from the latest authorities - Antique Print from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular world ornithological map, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena.

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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