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CHINA and JAPAN by Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. c1887.

CHINA and JAPAN by Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. c1887.

by Johnston, Keith

China and Japan antique map by A.K. Johnston.

Engraved, printed and published with contemporary pen outlining of regions, by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh & London, circa 1887 for Johnston's General Atlas.

In 1825 William Johnston (1802-1888) started as an engraver and printer at 6 Hill Square in Edinburgh and founded the family publishing firm (which moved premises over the following years). In 1826 William was joined in the business of mapmaking by his brother (Alexander) Keith Johnston (1804-1871), FRSE, (Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh). William Johnston was appointed Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and convenor of the City of Edinburgh local authority in 1832.

Being interested in physical geography, after graduating from university Keith Johnston trained with eminent international geographers, including Alexander von Humboldt. In 1841 his first atlas National Atlas of General Geography was published, resulting in his 1843 appointment as Geographer Royal for Scotland. He adopted the title of 'Geographer at Edinburgh in Ordinary to the Queen'.

This map is in fine condition except for slight soiling of page extremities and slight conservation repaired tear at top right edge of page. Page size 14 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches, with central vertical fold to accommodate a smaller publication size.

Stock Number: amWAK,ch-jap29Price: $245.00