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The successful firm of W. & A. K. Johnston was founded by Sir William Johnston and was based in Edinburgh from 1825. The following year he was joined by his brother Alexander Keith Johnston. The maps for this atlas which appeared in just the one edition are lithographic transfers from the ‘Modern Map of England and Wales’ by the Johnston brothers issued the same year. Provenance: bookplate of Sir Campbell Stuart (1885-1972), the Canadian newspaper magnate, pasted inside front cover; private English collection. Carroll (1996) no. 146; Shirley (2000) ‘Berghaus and Johnston: Pioneers of the Thematic Atlas’, in IMCoS Journal no. 83 pp. 31-5; Smith, David. (2000). ‘The Business of ‘W. & A. K. Johnston’ 1826-1901′, in IMCoS Journal no. 82 pp. 9-19; Smith, David. (2001). ‘The Cartography of ‘W. & A. K. Johnston’ 1826-1901′, in IMCoS Journal no. 86 pp. 5-16.
JOHNSTON, William & Alexander Keith

The Modern County Atlas of England & Wales Comprised in Fifty Seven Maps, all on one Scale arranged Alphabetically with complete Index

W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1889
Quarto (285 x 205 mm.), full later green cloth binding, with red calf gilt title label affixed to the spine. With general map of England and Wales, 57 further single and double page maps of the counties all on one scale as stated on the title page. With 62 page index of place-names bound at the back, with small centrefold split to general map, 1 is free from its guard, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9813


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