Colour Map of SCOTLAND from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia
by Bartholomew, John
Philadelphia: T. Ellwood Zell. Very Good+. 1876. Map. This excellent vintage printed colour map of Scotland measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of Scotland as it was geographically configured in the 1870s including the Hebrides and Shetland Islands. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas, otherwise near fine. John Bartholomew, Jr. (1831 1893) was a Scottish cartographer. His father John Bartholomew Senior (1805-1861) started a cartographical establishment in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1856 John, Jr. took up the management of his father's firm John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. Bartholomew is best known for the development of colour contouring to represent altitudes on a graduated colour scale, which eventually became standard cartographical practice. . (Inventory #: 40028)
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