by A. Fullarton & Co. (London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co.,
Information on this publication from the David Rumsey Historical Map
Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co.
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 54
Obj Width cm: 42
Note: In full color.
Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia
659 (1872); NMM 521.
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);
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