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Archibald Fullarton

Archibald Fullarton and Co. was a prominent publisher in Glasgow in the 1800s, and maintained a prodigious output of books, atlases and maps. The company produced the last maps to boast decorative vignettes, often done by George Heriot Swanston, the Scottish cartographer and engraver. Fullarton was in partnership with John Blackie in Glasgow until 1831, when the stock, plant and agencies were equally shared out.

"Fullarton's Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales", was a set of finely engraved maps of the counties, recording the changes brought about by the Great Reform Bill, which was the basis of Britain's modern parliamentary constituencies, and went through a large numbers of editions. Some maps were engraved by Robert Scott, who made use of vignette views to decorate the map border. Another monumental work by the firm was the Royal Illustrated Atlas"

James Bell (1769-1836) published his "New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales" in 1833-4. Bell was a writer on geography who edited Rollin's "Ancient History" in 1828 and wrote a "System of Geography" in 1830. The maps in his gazetteer all bear the imprint of the publisher and were engraved by Gray and Son, Josiah Neele & Co or Robert Scott.

Fullarton republished extracts from Bell's Gazetteer in his Parliamentary Gazetteer, acknowledging that some material had been included. He was therefore angry at what he saw as an accusation of plagiarism and 'extremely disingenuous attempt to underrate the value and importance of their laborious and accurate Compilation' stating that 'these materials do not constitute one third part of the present Publication'.

Curiously, James Bell had pirated the work of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary". Lewis obtained an injunction in 1839 and Bell's Gazetteer was withdrawn. Fullarton, who had been Bell's publisher, bought the plates, and issued the maps in his own Parliamentary Gazetteer. Fullarton was also responsible for Rev. J. M. Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland", its companion volume "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales" and Bartholomew's "Imperial Map".

Another major work was "A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge" published in 1856. This provided a concise description of towns, cities, provinces and countries around the world, all beyond the British Isles. On 20 November 1809 Fullarton, William Sommerville and John Blackie entered into a partnership, taking over the business of publisher A. & W. D. Brownlie, where they had previously worked. Archibald Fullarton was made a Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow on 18 December 1815, as he had earlier married Jean, the daughter of John M'Naught, a weaver, who had served in the Glasgow Regiment.

Books & Publications

Images

Image Name
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British Possessions in the Indian Seas (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Caucausus and Crimea (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Algeria (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Holland and Belgium (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - North German Confederation and Prussia (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Northern Ports and Harbours in the United States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - South Africa (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British West Indian Possessions Northern (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Contents [II] (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Scotland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Russian Empire in Eastern and Western Asia (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the North West Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British Empire Throughout the World Exhibited in One View (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Southern Ports and Harbours in the United States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Front Cover (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Channel Islands Scilly Islands and Isle of Man (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Australia and New Zealand (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Indian Archipelago (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Greece (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Islands of Japan (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Dutch Possessions in South America and the West Indies (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Northern and Central Germany (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Kingdom of Italy (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - World on Mercator's Projection (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Russian Empire (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Spain and Portugal (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British North America Sheet III Pacific Coast (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - The West Indies (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the West Coast of Scotland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British Possessions on the North East Coast of South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Central America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - South Central Section (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Austrian Empire (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Oceania or Islands in the Pacific Ocean (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Title Page (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Back Cover (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Irish Ports and Harbours (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Africa (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Denmark with Schleswig and Holstein (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - North America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Danish Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Turkey Central Mediterranean Regions (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Central Europe with the Railways (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British North America Sheet II West (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the East Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Contents [V] (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Switzerland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the East Coast of Scotland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Railway Map of the British Isles (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - World in Hemispheres (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - England and Wales Cities Ports and Harbours (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - West Coast of South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Turkey in Asia Biblical Regions the Holy Land and It's Borders (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Sweden and Norway with Russian Finland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - The British Possessions in the East Indies (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Turkish Empire (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Southern Germany (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - China (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the South West Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Contents [IV] (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Asia (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - England and Wales (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Principal Dutch Colonies in the Indian Seas (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - New Granada and Venezuela (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Contents [III] (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - North Eastern States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - East Coast of South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British North America Sheet I East (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Contents [I] (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Dutch Possessions in the Indian Archipelago (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ireland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Portuguese Islands in the Atlantic Ocean (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - North Central Section (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - States of the Late Germanic Confederation (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Arctic Regions (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - France and It's Principal Foreign Possessions (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Countries in the Northern Tropical Regions of Africa (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - French Ports and Harbours and Plan of Paris (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the South East Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Europe (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Russia in Europe (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - South Eastern States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - South America (1872)

Maps

Map Name
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - World in Hemispheres (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - World on Mercator's Projection (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Arctic Regions (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Europe (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Central Europe with the Railways (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Russian Empire (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Russia in Europe (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Russian Empire in Eastern and Western Asia (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Caucausus and Crimea (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Sweden and Norway with Russian Finland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Denmark with Schleswig and Holstein (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Danish Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - States of the Late Germanic Confederation (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Northern and Central Germany (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Southern Germany (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - North German Confederation and Prussia (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Austrian Empire (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Holland and Belgium (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Dutch Possessions in the Indian Archipelago (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Principal Dutch Colonies in the Indian Seas (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Dutch Possessions in South America and the West Indies (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Switzerland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British Empire Throughout the World Exhibited in One View (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Railway Map of the British Isles (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - England and Wales (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Channel Islands Scilly Islands and Isle of Man (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - England and Wales Cities Ports and Harbours (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the East Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the South East Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the North West Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the South West Coast of England (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Scotland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the West Coast of Scotland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ports and Harbours on the East Coast of Scotland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Ireland (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Irish Ports and Harbours (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British North America Sheet I - East (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British North America Sheet II - West (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British North America Sheet III - Pacific Coast (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British West Indian Possessions Northern (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British Possessions on the North East Coast of South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - The British Possessions in the East Indies (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - British Possessions in the Indian Seas (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Australia and New Zealand (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - France and It's Principal Foreign Possessions (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - French Ports and Harbours and Plan of Paris (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Algeria (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Kingdom of Italy (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Spain and Portugal (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Portuguese Islands in the Atlantic Ocean (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Greece (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Turkish Empire (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Turkey, Central Mediterranean Regions (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Turkey in Asia Biblical Regions the Holy Land and It's Borders (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - North America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - North Eastern States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - North Central Section (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - South Eastern States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - United States - South Central Section (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Northern Ports and Harbours in the United States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Southern Ports and Harbours in the United States (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - The West Indies (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Central America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - New Granada and Venezuela (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - East Coast of South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - West Coast of South America (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Asia (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - China (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Islands of Japan (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Indian Archipelago (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Oceania or Islands in the Pacific Ocean (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Africa (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - South Africa (1872)
The Royal Illustrated Atlas - Countries in the Northern Tropical Regions of Africa (1872)