BG-11823-2

Antique World Map on Mercators Projection by Johnston (1882)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1882
  • Overall size: 61.3 x 42.5 cm.
  • Image size: 59.7 x 44.4 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Chart of the World on Mercators Projection'. Old map of the world showing the direction of the ocean currents, with the routes and distances between the Principal Ports. This map originates from '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 A.K. Johnston. Published by W. and A.K. Johnston, 1882.

Artists and Engravers: Alexander Keith Johnston LLD (1804-1871) was a Scottish geographer. He was a pupil of the Edinburgh engraver and mapmaker, James Kirkwood. In 1826, he joined his brother William (who would become Sir William Johnston, Lord Provost of Edinburgh) in a printing and engraving business, forming the well-known cartographical firm of W. and A. K. Johnston.