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1895 Stanford's Pocket Map of Europe

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1895 Stanford's Pocket Map of Europe



Central Europe
  1895     21 x 26 in (53.34 x 66.04 cm)


This is a fascinating 1895 map depicts Europe from England to the Balkans, from NW Spain to the Baltic Sea. Presented in pocket format with 18 panels mounted on linen. Part of the Stanford collection of library maps.


Edward Stanford (May 27, 1827 - November 3, 1904) was one of the most prolific map publishing firms of the late 19th century. The company began as a partnership in 1848 between the 21 year old Edward Stanford and the established map dealer Trelawney Saunders. By 1853 the partnership had dissolved and Edward Stanford took full control of the business. A subsequent series of expansions and exciting new map issues finally led to the production of Stanford's masterwork, "Stanford's Library Map of London". This map is still available and remains somewhat accurate. At the time of publishing it was hailed by the Royal Geographical Society as "the most perfect map of London that has ever been issued". In 1882 Edward Stanford Sr. passed the firm on to his son, Edward Stanford Jr. who continued in his father's proud tradition. Today the Stanford firm still publishes maps and remains one of the most important and prolific cartographic publishers in the world. More by this mapmaker...


Fine or perfect condition. Clean margins. Eighteen panels backed on original linen. Blank on verso.