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Fullarton, A & Co. 1872 © Cartography Associates


The royal illustrated atlas by A. Fullarton & Co. (London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co., 1872)

Information on this publication from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection website.

Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co.
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 54
Obj Width cm: 42
Scale 1:887,040
Note: In full color.
Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia 659 (1872); NMM 521.
Country: Ireland
Full Title: Ireland According To The Government Survey By G.H. Swanston, Edinr. XXXIV. Engraved by G.H. Swanston, Edinr. A. Fullarton & Co. Edinburgh, London & Dublin.
List No: 3007.035
Page No: 34
Series No: 41
Engraver or Printer: Swanston, G.H.
Publication Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.
Pub Date: 1872
Pub Title: The Royal Illustrated Atlas, Of Modern Geography With An Introductory Notice By Dr. N. Shaw, Secretary To The Royal Geographical Society &c. A. Fullarton And Co. London And Edinburgh. (title page only) W.B. Scott. W. Holl.
Pub Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia 659 (1872); NMM 521.
Pub Note: 1st edition 1864; published in 27 parts 1854-62. The date of 1872 is estimated by the Australia map; all the maps are undated and probably date throughout the period 1864 to 1872: the North America map shows Colorado and Russian America while the United States map has no Colorado. The World maps show Alaska. This is the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Even the maps without views or figures are beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The introduction by Shaw among other things lists important general atlases published over a long period. He lists only one United States atlas, Mitchell's Universal Atlas of 1853! The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources. The atlas is bound in half leather dark green cloth covered boards with "The Royal Illustrated Atlas." stamped in gilt on the cover; the spine reads "Royal Illustrated Atlas" in gold.
Pub List No: 3007.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 76
Pub Height cm: 49
Pub Width cm: 35
Image No: 3007035
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2005


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