BG-11823-4

Antique Map of the Basin of the North Atlantic Ocean by Johnston (1882)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1882
  • Overall size: 61.4 x 49.5 cm.
  • Image size: 57.4 x 45.1 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Basin of the North Atlantic Ocean'. Old map of the coast of North America from Labrador to Florida. Seven transatlantic telegraphic cables are shown and one to Pernambuco. 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.