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JOHNSON, A.K. - School atlas of astronomy: Comprising, in eighteen plates, a complete series of illustrations of the heavenly bodies. . .

JOHNSON, A.K. -  School atlas of astronomy: Comprising, in eighteen plates, a complete series of illustrations of the heavenly bodies. . .
School atlas of astronomy: Comprising, in eighteen plates, a complete series of illustrations of the heavenly bodies. . . - JOHNSON, A.K.
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Title : School atlas of astronomy: Comprising, in eighteen plates, a complete series of illustrations of the heavenly bodies. . ..
Map maker : JOHNSON, A.K..
Date : Edinburg, London, Blackwood and sons, 1855.
Size : 11.0 x 7.5 inches. / 28.0 x 19.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :An early edition of this fine Victorian celestial school atlas by Alexander Keith Johnston and edited by J.R. Hind. Illustrated with 18 decorative lithograph coloured plates accompanied by text. The beginning and end paper do include an interesting list of atlases, school maps and educational books sold by W. & A.K. Johnston. The atlas was reprinted up to 1877
Alexander Keith Johnston was a cartographer, publisher and geographer who with his brother William (1802-1888) founded the geographical publishing house of W. & A.K. Johnston in 1826.

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Condition : Original half calf, with gilded title on cloth,4to. title, 16pp, 18 lithographed colour printed plates, some touched up by hand. Mainly the first text pages with some foxing. Generally very good condition.


ID: 34879

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