Map of the Day: AK Johnston Map of Holland (1850)

October 24th, 2014

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Alexander Keith Johnston’s Map of Holland – Lithographed Edition. Original hand outlining and coloring. Steel plate engraved map.

From Johnston’s National Atlas of Historical, Commercial, and Political Geography. 1850, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Map size 60 cm x 50 cm, center fold as issued.

Condition very good to fine. Minor toning at edges and in center fold. 

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Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871) was a Scottish cartographer and Geographer Royal to the Queen of Scotland. After an education at the high school and University of Edinburgh he was apprenticed to James Kirkwood and Sons, Engravers, in 1820. In 1826 he joined his brother (who would become Sir William Johnston, Lord Provost of Edinburgh) in a printing and engraving business, forming the well-known cartography firm of W. and A.K. Johnston.

His interest in geography developed early, and his first important work was the National Atlas of General Geography, which earned for him in 1843 the appointment of Geographer Royal for Scotland. Johnston was the first to bring the study of physical geography into competent notice in England. Through Alexander von Humboldt and after years of labor he published his magnificent Physical Atlas in 1848, followed by a second and larger edition in 1856. 

Johnston also published a Dictionary of Geography in 1850, with many later editions. Also – The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography, begun in 1855; An Atlas of Military Geography, begun in 18484, and a variety of other atlases and maps for educational or scientific purposes. 

A son, Alexander Keith Johnston, 1844-1879, carried on the work of the map publishing house founded by his father. He assisted in a survey of Paraguay and died in Africa while leading an expedition of the Royal Geographical Society to Lake Nyasa.

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AK Johnston Map of Holland (1850)

Map of the Day: Collier map of Japan (1907)

October 23rd, 2014

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Collier map of Japan, factory coloring. Well detailed.

Map size 36 cm x 24 cm.

Condition fine. No rips or tears, very minor toning at edges.

Published by New Encyclopedic Atlas and Gazetteer, Collier Son, N. Y. The map is by Dodd, Mead & Co., A. L. Poates Engr’g Co., N. Y., 1907.

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Map of the Day: Mitchell Map of Missouri (1852)

October 22nd, 2014

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Mitchell and Cowperthwait map of Missouri, with county coloring. Bordered on the west by Indian Territory. Original hand outlining and coloring.

From A New Universal Atlas of the World, containing maps of the various empires, kingdoms, states and republics of the World. By William Augustus Mitchell, one of the most notable American mapmakers of the 19th century. The early pre-1855 Mitchell editions in particular are prized for their accuracy and rarity, especially in their representations of the American West and Asia. Publisher Thomas, Cowperthwait, and co., Philadelphia.

Map size 43 cm x 35 cm.

Condition good. Minor toning at edges and spotting throughout. Minor bend on one corner (flat). Good candidate for restoration.

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Map of the Day: Baur map of The World (1857)

October 21st, 2014

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Map of the World by Baur’s Industrial and Commercial Atlas. Clean and crisp coloring and condition. Factory coloring, early representation of immediate post-hand coloring period.
 
Derived from Atlas fur Handel und Industrie fur Kaufleute, Fabrikanten und Gewerbetreibende. Mannheim, 1857. Fredrich Bassermann and C.F. Baur. The Baur Atlas was one of the first post-1850 atlases to focus exclusively on commercial and industrial development, a popular trend throughout the late 19th and early 20th century.
 
In 4to oblong, 35 cm x 29 cm.

Condition fine.

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Map of the Day: People’s Map of Columbus (1887)

October 20th, 2014

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People’s city map of Columbus. Original factory printing and coloring.

From the People’s Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World. Published by People’s Publishing Company led by G.F. Cram, Chicago, 1887.

Map size 30 cm x 36 cm.

Condition fine.

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Map of the Day: Tardieu Map of Ancient France / Gaule (1863)

October 19th, 2014

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Large, hand-colored map of Ancient France. no rips or tears. Difficult edition to find. Condition VG+

Map size 45 cm x 38 cm.

by Ambrose Tardieu and Alexandre Vuillemin, Atlas Universel de Geographie, Ancienne et Moderne, 1863 Edition, from source of La Geographie Universelle by Malte-Brun.

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Map of the Day: Ginn and Heath map of the world of Homer (1879)

October 18th, 2014

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Ginn and Heath map of the world according to Homer. Interesting map, factory coloring. 

Map size 18 cm x 24 cm. 

Condition very good to fine. No rips or tears, small toning at edges.

From Ginn and Heath’s Classical Atlas of the World, Ginn and Heath Publishers, New York, 1879.

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Ginn and Heath map of the world of Homer (1879)

Map of the Day: Lobeck and Lotter Map of Westphaliae (1762)

October 17th, 2014

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Lobeck and Lotter map of Westphailia, including Bremen and Muenster. Original hand outlining and coloring.

From Atlas Geographicus Portatilis XXIX Mappis Orbis Habitibilis Regna Exhibilis. Kurzgefafste Geographie, in fich haltmed einen aneinander hangenden entwurf aller Theile des bewohnten Erdbodens nebit compendieufen Land-Charten, welche einen kleinen Sack-Atlas. By Tobias Lobeck and Tobias Conrad Lotter, Augsburg, 1755 (this edition is likely 1762). Lotter worked for famous mapmaker Seutter, and after his death came out with many of his own atlases. Fine period pocket maps that were more accurate than many of their contemporary peers, although many errors remained.

Map size 12.5 cm x 10 cm.

Condition very good+ to fine. Light toning at edges and very light toning, paper quality still strong.

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Lobeck and Lotter Map of Westphaliae (1762)

Map of the Day: Cary map of Derbyshire (1787)

October 16th, 2014

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Cary map of Derbyshire, original hand outlining.

Map size 27 cm x 21 cm.

Condition very good. No rips or tears, minor foxing and toning.

From Cary

Map of the Day: McNally Map of Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland (1865)

October 15th, 2014

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McNally map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. Original hand outlining and coloring.

From A System of Modern Geography, comprising a description of the present state of the world and its five great divisions: America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.