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£20 Turkey in Asia A & C Black c.1840 Ref: 1268df
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Size guide - reference image
38x26 cm

Eng.d by Geo. Aikman, Edin.r
Edinburgh. Published by A.& C.Black.
Steel engraving published in Black’s General Atlas from 1840. The map is signed by engraver George Aikman (1788-1865), born in Edinburgh, he married Alison MacKay 27 Nov 1811. The 1841 Census records him living in Nicolson Street, Edinburgh with five children and in the 1851 Census he is still in Nicolson Street, now with two daughters and his son George. His wife Alison died in 1844. His son George worked with him in the business "George Aikman & Son" and continued the business after his fathers death in 1865 until 1876 when he took up a full time and successful career as a painter.

Good example in original wash hand colour. 



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