Lithograph, 50 x 63 cm, original colour, blank verso; map of the Falklands from the first trade edition of Stanford’s London Atlas.
Edward Stanford (senior) acquired Arrowmsith’s stock in 1874. His own version of the London Atlas, published in Jubilee year and dedicated to Queen Victoria, is considered to be his last significant work before his retirement. Later editions were revised in keeping with the latest information. The foundation map, FitzRoy’s detailed survey, was undertaken in 1833 on FitzRoy’s celebrated second voyage in HMS Beagle – when he was accompanied by Charles Darwin.