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Johnston, Alexander Keith 1861 © Cartography Associates

The royal atlas of modern geography by Alexander Keith Johnston (Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1861)

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Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 59
Obj Width cm: 47
Scale 1:792,444
Note: Engraved map. County boundaries hand col.; hydrography, shipping lanes printed in blue. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. "Keith Johnston's general atlas 9."
Country: Ireland
Full Title: Ireland by Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved & printed by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, (1861)
List No: 0373.011
Page No: 9
Series No: 16
Engraver or Printer: W. & A.K. Johnston Limited
Publication Author: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Pub Date: 1861
Pub Title: The royal atlas of modern geography, exhibiting, in a series of entirely original and authentic maps, the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires, and states of the world by Alexander Keith Johnston ... With a special index to each map. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. MDCCCLXI.
Pub Reference: Phillips, 835. National Maritime Museum. Catalogue, 507.
Pub Note: First edition. This atlas was one of the best world atlases published in England in the second half of the 19th century. The North America map shows Colorado as a Territory - very up to date on U.S. political changes (most U.S. atlases do not show Colorado until 1862) for an English Atlas. Also shows Nevada, and a horizontal Arizona. However, the western U.S. map shows none of this -- its layout is pre-1860. Maps have a mixture of hand colored outline and printed blue color for water. Covers are half leather brown cloth covered boards with "Keith Johnston's royal atlas of modern geography" stamped in gilt on the cover, and "The Royal Atlas. Keith Johnston. W. Blackwood & Sons" on the spine.
Pub List No: 0373.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 48
Pub Height cm: 51
Pub Width cm: 35
Image No: 0373011
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2005

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