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Railway Map of the British Isles. Fullarton, A. & Co. 1872

Railway Map of the British Isles. / Fullarton, A. & Co. / 1872
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Full Title: Railway Map of the British Isles exhibiting all the railways & canals in England, Scotland & Ireland completed or in progress with their respective stations. By J. Bartholomew Junr. Edinr. F.R.G.S. XXIV. (with) six inset maps: Enlarged Section of the South Yorkshire and Lancashire Districts; Railways Around London; Birmingham; Manchester; Edinburgh; Glasgow. Engraved by J. Bartholomew, Edinr. A. Fullarton & Co. Edinburgh, London & Dublin.

Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.

Date: 1872

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Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.

Date: 1872

Short Title: Railway Map of the British Isles.

Publisher: London and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co.

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 52

Object Width cm: 42

Scale 1: 2,217,600

Note: In full color. Railways shown in red; railways under construction shown with dotted red lines. Lists included of references to railways in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia 659 (1872); NMM 521.

Country: England ; Scotland

Subject: Railroad

Full Title: Railway Map of the British Isles exhibiting all the railways & canals in England, Scotland & Ireland completed or in progress with their respective stations. By J. Bartholomew Junr. Edinr. F.R.G.S. XXIV. (with) six inset maps: Enlarged Section of the South Yorkshire and Lancashire Districts; Railways Around London; Birmingham; Manchester; Edinburgh; Glasgow. Engraved by J. Bartholomew, Edinr. A. Fullarton & Co. Edinburgh, London & Dublin.

List No: 3007.024

Page No: 24

Series No: 30

Engraver or Printer: Bartholomew, John Jr.

Published In: The Royal Illustrated Atlas, Of Modern Geography With An Introductory Notice By Dr. N. Shaw, Secretary To The Royal Geographical Society &c. A. Fullarton And Co. London And Edinburgh. (title page only) W.B. Scott. W. Holl.

Publication Author: Fullarton, A. & Co.

Publication Date: 1872

Publication Reference: cf P838 (1862); M&B p182; Tooley Australia 659 (1872); NMM 521.

Publication Note: 1st edition 1864; published in 27 parts 1854-62. The date of 1872 is estimated by the Australia map; all the maps are undated and probably date throughout the period 1864 to 1872: the North America map shows Colorado and Russian America while the United States map has no Colorado. The World maps show Alaska. This is the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Even the maps without views or figures are beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The introduction by Shaw among other things lists important general atlases published over a long period. He lists only one United States atlas, Mitchell's Universal Atlas of 1853! The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources. The atlas is bound in half leather dark green cloth covered boards with "The Royal Illustrated Atlas." stamped in gilt on the cover; the spine reads "Royal Illustrated Atlas" in gold.

Publication List No: 3007.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 76

Publication Height cm: 49

Publication Width cm: 35

Image No: 3007024

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