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Murchison, Rode …
Geological Map …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Murchison, Roderick Impey, Nicol, James
Full Title Geological Map of Europe.
Murchison, Rode …
Geological Map …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Murchison, Roderick Impey, Nicol, James
Full Title Geological Map of Europe. (continued)
Note Includes descriptive index of European rocks.
Murchison, Rode …
Geological Map …
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.
Johnston, Alexa …
Geological map …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871, Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871, Nicol, James, 1810-1879
Full Title Geological map of Europe, exhibiting the different systems of rocks according to the most recent researches and unedited materials, for Keith Johnston's Physical atlas, by Sir Roderick I. Murchison, D.C.L., M.A., F.R.S., F.R.S.E. & c. and James Nicol, F.R.S.E., C.S., prof. of Nat. Hist., University of Aberdeen. Engraved & printed in colours by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Col. lithographed map. Shows 8 geologic units, southern limit of northern boulders, railways, etc. "Geology no. 4."
Berghaus, Heinr …
Asia, Europe ri …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Berghaus, Heinrich, Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The river systems of Asia & Europe, showing the boundaries and comparative extent of the river basins & the oceans to which they contribute their waters. Extended from the original designs of Professor Berghaus, Berlin. By A.K. Johnston, F.R.G.S. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Hand col. lithograph. Includes profile: Comparative view of the fall of the rivers Volga, Ganges, Danube, Elbe, Rhine, Rhone & Clyde with the positions of some of the most remarkable lakes above & below the level of the sea. "Hydrology no. 5."
Henfrey, Arthur …
Distribution: p …
1854
Physical Atlas
Authors Henfrey, Arthur, 1819-1859, Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Map of the geographical distribution of the most important plants yielding food, including the cultivated grains and other cultivated and wild bread plants with indications of the principal fruits, laid down in connection with climatal conditions for Keith Johnston's Physical atlas by Arthur Henfrey, F.R.S, F.L.S. &c. Engraved & printed in colours by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. 1st. March 1854, (1856)
Note Col. lithographed map. Insets: Map of the distribution of the principal food plants, fruits & characteristic trees of Western & Central Europe -- Map of the distribution of the more important plants, yielding materials for beverages, spices, dyes, and other economical substances, and growing in the warmer regions of the globe -- Map of the distribution of tea & the principal spices grown in the East Indies -- Two sections from S. to N. in Western & Central Europe, showing the distribution of the principal food plants according to altitude -- Two sections showing approximatively the distribution of the most important economical plants according to altitude, Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere. "Phytology & zoology no. 1."
Johnston, Alexa …
Physical Europe …
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, Alexa …
Mountains of Eu …
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, Alexa …
Hyetographic ma …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Hyetographic or rain map of Europe with an enlarged rain map of the British Isles by A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Col. lithographed map. "Meteorology no. 4."
Johnston, Alexa …
Aves, Birds.
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Zoological geography. Geographical division and distribution of the birds of Europe from the latest authorities by A.K. Johnston, F.R.G.S. Geographical division of Aves, birds, over the world. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Two hand col. lithographed maps on 1 sheet. Illustrations: Types of the birds of the New World -- Types of the birds of the Old World -- The perpendicular distribution of birds -- The perpendicular distribution of birds on the Alps. Chart: Tableau showing the geographical distribution in latitude of some of the European birds. "Phytology & zoology no. 6."
Johnston, Alexa …
Religious belie …
1854
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Moral & statistical chart showing the geographical distribution of man according to religious belief, with the principal Protestant mission stations in the middle of the 19th century. By A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved & printed in colours by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. 1st May, 1854. (1856)
Note Col. lithographed map. Inset maps: Distribution of man in Europe according to language. Scale [ca. 1:17,000,000] -- Mission stations of India. Scale [ca. 1:20,500,000] -- Prevailing forms of religion in Europe. Scale [ca. 1:17,000,000] -- Mission stations of British Nth. America -- Missions stations of South Africa. Includes statistical charts of population by religion and school enrollment. "Phytology & zoology no. 11."
Johnston, Alexa …
Physical Featur …
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, Alexa …
Physical Featur …
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, Alexa …
On the Mountain …
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, Alexa …
River Systems o …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The River Systems of Europe and Asia showing the Boundaries and Comparative Extent of the River basins, and the Seas to which they Contribute their Waters.
Johnston, Alexa …
River Systems o …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title The River Systems of Europe and Asia showing the Boundaries and Comparative Extent of the River basins, and the Seas to which they Contribute their Waters. (continued)
Note Includes a section on Salt Lakes.
Johnston, Alexa …
Hyetographic or …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe.
Johnston, Alexa …
Hyetographic or …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Full Title Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe. (continued)
Johnston, Alexa …
Ethnographic, E …
1856
Physical Atlas
Authors Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871, Kombst, Gustaf
Full Title Ethnographic map of Europe according to Dr. Gustaf Kombst ... by A.K. Johnston, F.R.G.S. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
Note Hand col. lithographed map. Relief shown by hachures. Names of ancient tribes in Gothic font. "Phytology & zoology no. 9."
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