1841 Johnston Large Antique Map of the County of Dumbarton, Scotland

Cartographer :W & AK Johnston

  • Title Johnston's Map of the County of Dumbarton with the Railways
  • Ref #:  70481
  • Size: 29in x 21in (740mm x 535mm) 
  • Date : 1841
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition

This large fine hand coloured original antique map of the Scottish region of Dumbarton, highlighting the beginning of the railway system and centering on Glasgow and the river Clyde - with an inset image of Dumbarton Castle and another of the Firth of Clyde - was published by W & A.K.Johnston in 1841.

Johnston was one of the master publishers of finely engraved and lithographed maps during the 19th century, this map is no exception. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 29in x 21in (740mm x 535mm) 
Plate size: - 27in x 21in (685mm x 535mm) 
Margins: - Min 1/4in (6mm)
Margins: - Soiling, several small repairs to margins  into border, no loss
Plate area: - Light soiling, centerfold re-joined
Verso: - Soiling, repairs as noted