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Geological phenomena. Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871, 1856

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Full Title: Comparative views of remarkable geological phenomena by A.K. Johnston, F.R.G.S. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)

Author: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Date: 1856

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Author: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Date: 1856

Short Title: Geological phenomena.

Publisher: Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons

Type: Atlas Map ; View

Object Height cm: 52

Object Width cm: 60

Scale 1: Various

Note: Hand col. lithograph. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Contents: Plan of the volcanoes of Pichincha and Antisana surveyed by A. von Humboldt. Scale 1:200,000 -- Plans of the craters of Vesuvius and Etna by H. Abich, 1834. Scale 1:20,000 -- Physical map of the island of Teneriffe, by Leopold von Buch. Scale 1:550,000 -- Southern view of Etna from M.P.O. near Catania by W.S. Waltershausen -- View of the summit of the peak of Teneriffe and of the crater of elevation which surrounds it, from the east, by Leopold von Buch -- Chart of South Keeling Islands surveyed by the officers of H.M.S. Beagle. Scale 1:200,000 -- Chart of Ascension Island, surveyed by Lieutenant Campbell, R.N. Scale [1:200,000] -- View of Ascension Island from the mountain road -- Plan of the Crater of Cedee in the island of Java trigonometrically surveyed by Dr. Salomon Muller, 1836. Scale 1:20,000 -- Plan of Graham Island by Capt. C.H. Swinburne, 1831. Scale 1:20,000 -- Comparative view of the elevation of the principal active volcanoes on the globe -- Plan of Arthurs Seat, from an original survey. Scale 1:20,000. -- Samson's Ribs. "Geology no. 11."

World Area: World

Country: Ecuador ; Italy

Subject: Geology ; Mountains/Rivers

Full Title: Comparative views of remarkable geological phenomena by A.K. Johnston, F.R.G.S. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)

List No: 0372.012

Page No: Pl. 11

Series No: 17

Engraver or Printer: W. & A.K. Johnston Limited ; Buch, Leopold von ; Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 ; Abich, H. ; Sartorius von Waltershausen, W. (Wolfgang), 1809-1876 ; Campbell, Robert, Lieutenant ; Muller, Salomon ; Swinburne, C. H.

Published In: The physical atlas of natural phenomena by Alexander Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S., F.G.S. ... A new and enlarged edition. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, MDCCCLVI. [The Author reserves the right of translation]

Publication Author: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Publication Date: 1856

Publication Reference: Phillips, 229.

Publication Note: 2nd ed., enlarged. 1st ed. was 1848. Most of the maps are lithographed in color, but some are still engraved. The 1848 ed. was entirely engraved. Maps have both hand and printed color. Covers are half red leather dark teal cloth covered boards with "Atlas." embossed on the spine in gold .

Publication List No: 0372.000

Publication Type: Physical Atlas

Publication Maps: 38

Publication Height cm: 59

Publication Width cm: 40

Image No: 0372012

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