Outline hand color folded map. Showing administrative divisions, cities, towns, landmarks, roads, railroads, canals, parks, mountains and rivers. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian is Greenwich.
Stanford's London Atlas Of Universal Geography, exhibiting the physical and political divisions of the various countries of the world. Partial folio edition published by Edward Stanford Ltd. Atlas dated 1884 by the maps. The Stanford map making company had been active in London since 1854. In 1874 they acquired the London atlas of 1834 from John Arrowsmith, with 50 maps which had increased to over 65 maps within 30 years. According to Francis Herbert, Stanford released a special limited edition in 1884 with 70 maps - our copy appears to be a partial set of those maps. Of the 70 plates, this portfolio contains 31 loose hand colored maps on 41 sheets in dark green cloth half bound leather portfolio with title stamped in gilt on the front cover. Title from the cover. Maps dated 1841-1884. Consists of sheets: 6-28, 30-32, 35-41, 43, 45,-46, 51-53, 57-58. Including maps of the continents, countries, kingdoms and empires. Showing political and administrative divisions, place names, and geographical features. Many maps printed on 2 or more sheets. Some sheets include 2 maps. On most maps noted: "Stanford’s Geographical Establishment, London." Most maps by J. Arrowsmith. Only two complete sets of the 1884 edition are known to exist, both in the archives of George Philip, who had taken over Stanford's in the mid-twentieth century, now held at the Royal Geographic Society, London. Eventually Stanford updated and added new plates. In 1887 Stanford published the London Atlas of universal geography folio edition with 90 plates. It contained important new maps, including the North Pole, Malta, Cyprus, the approaches to the Black Sea, parts of Canada and Australia.
Imago Mundi vol 41, 1989, Francis Herbert "The London Atlas of Universal Geography."