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Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
N. & S. America physical.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871, Rogers, Henry Darwin
Full Title The physical features of North & South America, showing the mountains, table-lands, plains & slopes. By A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. with original sections by H.D. Rogers. Engraved & printed by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Two hand col. lithographed maps on 1 sheet. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Inset maps: Volcano of Jorullo. Scale (ca. 1:90,000) -- Island of Trinidad -- Table-land of Quito. Scale (ca. 1:8,000,000) -- Enlarged map of the Andes of Bolivia. Scale (ca. 1:16,000,000). Includes 4 cross sections. "Geology no. 7."
Rogers, Henry Darwin
Physical Features of America …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Rogers, Henry Darwin
Full Title The Physical Features of America: Its Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, and Slopes. I. North America.
Rogers, Henry Darwin
Physical Features of America …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Rogers, Henry Darwin
Full Title The Physical Features of America: Its Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, and Slopes. I. North America. (continued) II. South America.
Rogers, Henry Darwin
Physical Features of America …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Rogers, Henry Darwin
Full Title The Physical Features of America: Its Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, and Slopes. II. South America. (continued)
Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-18 …
Terrestrial magnetism.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883, Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Terrestrial magnetism by Colonel Edward Sabine, R.A.V.P.R.S. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Seven col. lithographed maps on 1 sheet. Contents: Lines of equal declination epoch 1840 -- Magnetic inclination epoch 1840 -- Magnetic declination epoch 1787 -- Magnetic inclination epoch 1780 -- Magnetic declination from 650 to 900 N. lat. as computed by Gauss's theory -- Isodynamic lines, epoch 1840 -- Magnetic inclination from 650 to 900 N. lat. as computed from Gauss's theory, lines of magnetic force from 650 to 900 N. lat. ...
Murchison, Roderick Impey, N …
Geological Map of Europe.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Murchison, Roderick Impey, Nicol, James
Full Title Geological Map of Europe.
Murchison, Roderick Impey, N …
Geological Map of Europe. (c …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Murchison, Roderick Impey, Nicol, James
Full Title Geological Map of Europe. (continued)
Note Includes descriptive index of European rocks.
Murchison, Roderick Impey, N …
Geological Map of Europe. (c …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Murchison, Roderick Impey, Nicol, James
Full Title Geological Map of Europe. (continued)
Note Includes continuation of a descriptive index of European rocks.
Nichol, J.P.
The Physical Atlas. Notes.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Nichol, J.P.
Full Title The Physical Atlas. A. Notes on some General Principles in Geology, and their Applications.
Nichol, J.P.
The Physical Atlas. Notes. ( …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Nichol, J.P.
Full Title The Physical Atlas. A. Notes on some General Principles in Geology, and their Applications. (continued)
Nichol, J.P.
The Physical Atlas. Notes. ( …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Nichol, J.P.
Full Title The Physical Atlas. A. Notes on some General Principles in Geology, and their Applications. (continued). B. The Elevation of Mountains and the Contemporaneity of Parallel Chains.
Nichol, J.P.
The Physical Atlas. Notes. ( …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Nichol, J.P.
Full Title The Physical Atlas. B. The Elevation of Mountains and the Contemporaneity of Parallel Chains. (continued)
Nichol, J.P.
The Physical Atlas. Notes. ( …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Nichol, J.P.
Full Title The Physical Atlas. C. Theoretical Considerations Relating to the Elevation of Mountains.
Charpentier, Jean de, 1786-1 …
Alps glacier systems.
1854
Physical Atlas
Authors Charpentier, Jean de, 1786-1855, Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854, Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Illustrations of the glacier systems of the Alps and of glacial phenomena in general. From the surveys and sketches of Professor Forbes, the maps of Raymond, Weiss, Charpentier &c., by A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. 1st. November 1854. (1856)
Note Four col. maps on 1 sheet. Includes 4 inset maps and 2 diagrams. Contents: Map of the glacier system of Mont Blanc. Scale (ca. 1:120,000) -- Map of the snow-field glaciers of the Bernese Oberland. Scale (ca. 1:120,000) -- Sketch of part of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni -- Map of the limits of the erratic deposit of the valley of the Rhone by J. de Charpentier -- Eye sketch of the glacier of Miace -- Eye sketch of the glacier of Allalein in the valley of Saas -- Sketch of the glacier of Talefre -- Eye sketch of the glacier of Schonhorn near the Simplon -- Sketch showing the actual elevation of the snow line in different latitudes from the Equator to the poles -- Diagram showing the actual slope of the Mer de Glace, and its tributaries. "Geology no. 9."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Physical Europe & Asia.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The physical features of Europe & Asia, showing the mountains, table-lands, plains & slopes. By A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, (1856)
Note Hand col. lithographed map. Relief shown by hachures. Inset maps: Rising of the island of Reguain -- Volcanic kingdom of Luzon -- Geological map of Java. Inset sections: Section of the line A.B. -- Section from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea -- Comparative view of the mean height of the continents, Comparative view of the height of the crest & of the culminating points of the great mountain chains by Baron Von Humboldt -- Section on the line C.D. -- Sections across the Himalaya. "Geology no. 2."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Mountains of Europe.
1854
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The mountain systems of Europe constructed on the basis of contour lines. From the drawings of Professor Berghaus, Berlin. By A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. 1st. Nov. 1854, (1856)
Note Hand col. lithographed map. Relief shown by contours and hachures. 6 mountain systems outlined in color. "Geology no. 3."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Volcanic action.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The phenomena of volcanic action showing the regions visited by earthquakes and the distribution of volcanoes over the globe. With corrections and additions, to 1854, by A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Hand col. lithographic map. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Insets: Enlarged map of the principal volcanic series of the new world -- Enlarged map of the principal volcanic series of the old world -- Enlarged map of northern India showing the earthquake districts -- Iceland, chiefly according to Krug von Nidda . Scale 1:5,000,000 -- Island of Santorini on an enlarged scale -- Eaheinomauwe, North I. of New Zealand by Leopold von Buch. Scale 1:6,000,000 -- Canary Islands. Scale 1:6,000,000 -- Hawaii Archipelago or Sandwich Islands. Scale 1:6,000,000 -- Greek Islands according to Leopold von Buch. Scale 1:6,000,000 -- Earthquake region of the United States and W.I. islands -- Volcanic district of Lower Italy. Scale 1:6,000,000. Illustrations: Jorullo in Mexico, A. v. Humboldt -- Tankuban Prahu in Java, S. Muller. "Geology no. 10."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Atlantic Ocean.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Physical chart of the Atlantic Ocean showing the form & direction of the currents, distribution of heat at the surface, navigation & trade routes, banks, rocks &c. by A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Hand col. lithograph. Soundings in fathoms. Includes inset map, "Table of the velocity of the Gulf Stream," and "Table of the comparative mean velocity of the currents within 24 hours." "Hydrology no. 1."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Indian Ocean.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Physical chart of the Indian Ocean showing the temperature of the water, the currents of the air and ocean, directions of the wind, districts of hurricanes, regions of the monsoons & ty-foons, trade routes &c. &c. By A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Hand col. lithograph. Depths shown by soundings. "Hydrology no. 2."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Pacific Ocean.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Physical chart of the Pacific Ocean or Great Sea, Mare Pacifico. Showing the currents & temperature of the ocean, the trade routes &c. Founded on the observations which have been made from the time of Magalhaen to the Prussian navigators. With additions & corrections to 1855. By A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Hand col. lithograph. Depths shown by soundings. Shows explorers' routes. "Hydrology no. 3."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Cover: Physical atlas of nat …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title (Covers to) 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]
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 .
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Title Page: Physical atlas o …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title (Title Page to) 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]
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Text Page: Physical atlas of …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title (Text Page to) 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]
Note "Preface to the second edition ... A. Keith Johnston. Edinburgh, June 1856."
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Contents: Physical atlas of …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title (Contents to) 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]
Note List of plates, 1st sheet.
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Contents: Physical atlas of …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title (Contents to) 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]
Note List of plates, 2nd sheet.
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Physical Features of the Old …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The Physical Features of the Old Continent (Europe and Asia): Its Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, and Slopes.
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Physical Features of the Old …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The Physical Features of the Old Continent (Europe and Asia): Its Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, and Slopes. (continued)
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
On the Mountain Systems of E …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title On the Mountain Systems of Europe.
Note References the origins of the idea of using contours for relief depiction, proposed by Philippe Buache in 1752 for bathymetry. See Rumsey Historical Map Collection's Bauche atlas of 1770, entitiled, "Cartes et tables de la geographie physique ou naturelle", wherein bathymetric contours were used for the English Channel. Contours were apparently first used for terrestrial topography by M. Dupin Triel in 1784 on a map of France entitled, "New Method of Expressing Altitudes on Maps with a Memoir by M. Du Caila." Numerous additional references to further information on contours also provided.
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1 …
Alphabetical List of Abbrevi …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Alphabetical List of Abbreviations with their Explanations.
Note References the origins of the idea of using contours for relief depiction, proposed by Philippe Buache in 1752 for bathymetry. See Rumsey Historical Map Collection's Bauche atlas of 1770, entitiled, "Cartes et tables de la geographie physique ou naturelle", wherein bathymetric contours were used for the English Channel. Contours were apparently first used for terrestrial topography by M. Dupin Triel in 1784 on a map of France entitled, "New Method of Expressing Altitudes on Maps with a Memoir by M. Du Caila." Numerous additional references to further information on contours also provided.
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