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JOHNSTON, William & Alexander Keith

The Statistical Atlas of England, Scotland and Ireland by G. Phillips Bevan

W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1882
Folio (510 x 360 mm), contemporary half red calf, red cloth boards, gilt ruled, with gilt title on upper board, gilt tooling and title, spine with raised bands, ornate gilt ruled compartments each with central gilt feature, light wear at corners, marbled endpapers. With lithographic title in black and red, Preface, Contents, pp. (8), 76, (6). with 45 maps of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, those of England Wales being double page, all in original outline and wash colour, otherwise in good condition.
A fascinating atlas with statistics about the Educational Condition of the People, Industrial Condition, Criminal Condition, Pauper Condition, Military and Naval etc. 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.
Stock number: 9950

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