C1856

Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of Reptilia, reptiles

Spectacular world zoological map, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena. Shows world distribution of reptiles and includes three large insets: 1. Perpendicular Distribution of the Reptiles 2. Types of the Reptiles of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of Reptilia, reptiles

Date:

C1856

Condition:

In good condition, with centre folded as issued.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

605mm 
x 490mm
AUTHENTICITY
Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of Reptilia, reptiles - Antique Map from 1856

Genuine antique
dated:

1856

Description:

Spectacular world zoological map, from the extra large sized issue of Johnston’s, Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena. Shows world distribution of reptiles and includes three large insets:

1. Perpendicular Distribution of the Reptiles
2. Types of the Reptiles of the New World
3. 
Types of the Reptiles of the Old World

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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