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Stock# 69166

One of the Johnston Firm's Earlier Atlases. With a Rare Map showing the Republic of Texas.

This is evidently the second edition (first published in 1838) of one of W. & A. K. Johnston's early atlases. That firm, which came to such prominence in the second half of the 19th century, first started as a printing business in 1826.

The following co-publishers are noted: Glasgow: Robert Weir, Lumsden & Sons; London: Whittaker; Dublin: John Cumming; Paris: J. P. Aillaud.


No other copies noted for sale or in auction catalogs. OCLC records three copies of the 1838 edition, but none of the 1839.


Ancient Maps

1. Orbis Veteribus Notus

2. Orbis Romani pars Occidentalis

3. Orbis Romani pars Orientalis

4. Grecia Antiqua

Modern Maps

5. Western Hemisphere

6. Eastern Hemisphere

7. Chart of the World (double-page)

8. Europe, General Map

9. England and Wales

10. Scotland

11. Ireland

12. France, in Provinces

13. France, in Departments

14. Belgium

15. Holland

16. Prussia

17. Poland

18. Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

19. Denmark

20. Russia in Europe

21. Germany

22. Austria

23. Switzerland

24. Spain and Portugal

25. Italy

26. Turkey in Europe and Greece

27. Asia, General Map

28. Turkey in Asia

29. Russia in Asia

30. Persia and Cabool

31. Hindoostan

32. China

33. East India Islands and Australia

34. New South Wales

35. Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land

36. Africa, General Map

37. Egypt

38. Palestine

39. America, General Map

40. North America

41. United States

42. Mexico, Guatemala, and the Texas

43. West Indies

44. South America

45. Polar Regions (double-page)

Condition Description
Folio. Publisher's ½ calf over blue cloth boards gilt-lettered in the center "Edinburgh Cabinet Atlas" (corners and spine somewhat worn, backstrap starting). Engraved title, 13 pages (including Contents page), and 45 outline hand-colored engraved maps (as called for on Contents page). Tissue guard torn away between map 38 and 39. Lacking front flyleaf. Minor foxing to text and almost none to the maps.