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3:32pm on Friday, 5th February, 2016:
I got another 1869 map of Europe for my collection of 1869 maps of Europe. It's by Alexander Keith Johnston, a famous Scottish map-maker (as opposed to Alvin J. Johnson, a famous American map-maker, one of whose maps I have on my wall).
This is what looks like at range:
You can probably see the borders in colour there. Here they are close up:
That colouring was all done by hand. I'm amazed that people could do this kind of thing day in, day out, and not get slapdash about it.
Johnston was renowned for his beautiful maps, and I can see why.
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