Title/Content of Map: 'The Southern Constellations' Celestial Star Chart showing star magnitudesDate Printed: 1876 Image Size: Approx 27.0 x 24.0cm, 10.75 x 9.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map .Type: Antique colour map Condition: Good; suitable for framing. Verso: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain Folding: This is a folding map. Artist/Cartographer/Engraver: J. Bartholomew, Edinburgh Provenance: "The Library Atlas"; by James Bryce, William F. Collier, Leonhard Schmitz; Published by William Collins, London [First edition]
John Bartholomew (1831-1893) was a Scottish cartographer who built up a reputation during his career unsurpassed in Great Britain for the production of the finest cartographical work. Bartholomew is best known for the development of colour contouring (or hypsometric tints), the system of representing altitudes on a graduated colour scale that went on to become standard cartographical practice.
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