Stock ID #180531 The Citizen's Atlas of the World. J. G. BARTHOLOMEW.
The Citizen's Atlas of the World.

The Citizen's Atlas of the World.

London. George Newnes, Limited. (Circa 1898). Stock ID #180531

60 coloured double-page maps & plans backed with linen, and colour frontispiece of principal national flags. Half calf spine lettered in gilt; boards covered in pebbled cloth and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, xxiv + 134pp. Light foxing primarily to the margins, one page repaired with slight loss to the margin. In the original binding with the leather spine and corners worn with slight loss, but now stabilised and polished. Maps are in very good condition. Folio. 36 x 25cm.

A fascinating snapshot of the world in the 1890s, maps show major transportation routes, including railways, rivers, lakes, town names, territorial names, township names, county names, land masses, sailing routes, steamer routes, Caravan routes, etc.

John George Bartholomew 1860 - 1920) was a Scottish cartographer and geographer. As a holder of a royal warrant, he used the title "Cartographer to the King"; for this reason he was sometimes known by the epithet "the Prince of Cartography". Bartholomew's longest lasting legacy is arguably naming the continent of Antarctica, which until his use of the term in 1890 had been largely ignored due to its lack of resources and harsh climate. (Wikipedia).

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