"Geographical Division & Distribution of Simiae & Prosimiae... [on sheet with] ... of Edentata... [and] ... of Marsupialia... [and] ... of Pachydermata...", Johnston, W. & A.K.
Period: 1855 (circa)
Publication: The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 19 inches
58.9 x 48.3 cm
This thematic map shows the distribution, density and types of monkeys, toothless animals, marsupials, and pachyderms found around the world. The darker shading represents regions that are more densely populated, and the colored lines indicate the areas in which a specific family can be found, which are outlined in a table to the right of each map. The vignettes along the sides of the sheet show the types of animals to be found in the "new world" and the "old world."
Keith Johnson worked in conjunction with German Heinrich Berghaus to produce the Physical Atlas, the first truly comprehensive thematic atlas. The maps from this atlas made a huge impact on cartography in general and specifically on the graphic portrayal of geographical data.
References: Robinson, pp. 64-75.
Contemporary color on a sturdy sheet with light toning along the edges of the sheet.