1880 Italy


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Late 19th Century map of Italy.

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Millworker William Collins, from Glasgow, set up the company in 1819 to print pamphlets, sermons, hymn and prayer books. The first book published was The Christian and Civic Economy of Large Towns. He also published the first Greek and English Lexicon. By1842 the company had gone on to publish illustrated dictionaries and received a licence to print the Bible. His son took over on his retirement in 1848 and by 1853 William Jr had introduced new steam presses and expanded their printing repertoire to include scientific and travel books, encyclopaedias and atlases in response to the demand for educational books. In the 1860’s the company expanded once again with new partners. By the 1870’s they had office in Australia, New Zealand, India and America. The original company was bought out again and re-formed during this period, with the family still being involved well into the 20th century. By 1907 Collins started publishing modern fiction whilst still continuing with their educational publishing, becoming one the great publishing houses of the day. In1989 Collins was bought out by Rupert Murdoch and merged with Time, Harper & Row and other numerous companies to create Harper Collins.

Dimensions 31 × 24 cm
Map Maker

William Collins

Dimensions with Mount

47 x 37cm


The Collegiate Atlas consisting of Forty Maps of Modern Geography embracing all the latest Discoveries and changes in Boundaries
and Eighteen Maps of Historical Geography


Glasgow, London and Edinburgh c1880


Excellent condition. Fold in centre as per usual.

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