34. German Empire (Eastern part) and Poland. London: Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, S.W.
Stanford's London atlas of universal geography : exhibiting the physical and political divisions of the various countries of the world. Folio edition : Ninety maps, with a geographical index. London, Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, S.W., 1887.
34. German Empire Poland.

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    • Publication Information:
      Edward Stanford, 1887.
    • Publication Date:
      1887
    • Collection:
      David Rumsey Historical Map Collect
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    • Abstract:
      Map of the German Empire - eastern part - and Poland, in colored lithograph and on double plate. Shows political boundaries, railways and submarine telegraph cables. Relief illustrated with hachures. Includes five bar scales, as well as a legend and explanatory text. 47 x 66 cm, on sheet 56 x 68 cm. In Vol. I.
      Stanford's London atlas of universal geography, exhibiting the physical and political divisions of the various countries of the world. Folio edition, published by Edward Stanford. 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 - see Pub List No. 11741.000 - appears to be a partial set of those maps). This edition, published in 1887, has 90 maps - spanning Vol. I and Vol II - covering the continents, countries, kingdoms and empires. Contains important new maps, including the North Pole, Malta, Cyprus, the approaches to the Black Sea, parts of Canada and Australia. Vol. I has 39 of the maps, as listed in the Contents, which appears in Vol. I, preceding the maps. Handwritten annotations therein mark the presence of Maps 1, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 34-36, 38, 40, 41, 45, 46, 48, 50-52, 55-57, 59, 61, 64-66, 71-77, 80, 84, 86, 88 and 90, as well as the Index. (However, Map 57 - Burmah - marked with annotation as being in Vol. I., actually appears in Vol. II. Therefore, the maps in Vol. I. amount to 39, rather than the 40 marked.) Vol. II. contains 51 maps, which also appear in the Contents of Vol. I, listed as Maps 2, 3, 7-11, 14-18, 21-33, 37, 39, 42-44, 47, 49, 53, 54, 58, 60, 62, 63, 67-70, 78, 79, 81-83, 85, 87 and 89 (plus map of Burmah, listed as Map 57 and marked, erroneously, as appearing in Vol. I). Maps show political and administrative divisions, place names, and geographical features. Most of the maps in Vol. I are printed on double plates, some including multiple maps. Maps in Vol. II are printed on single plates. Page edges in both volumes in gilt and with tabs containing abbreviated titles, which allow quick navigation of the volume. Some tabs have handwritten annotations, in ink, elaborating the abbreviated titles; for instance, "India" tab in Vol. I. has been modified to "India and Burmah". (Short Titles taken from tabs; Full Titles from maps.) Vol. I. includes supplemental index following maps.
      Imago Mundi vol 41, 1989, Francis Herbert "The London Atlas of Universal Geography."
    • Accession Number:
      edsluc.RUMSEY.8.1.337749.90105631