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Auction 107, Lot 51

"[Lot of 2] Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands [with] Mountains and Rivers", Johnson

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1855-63 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands by J.H. Colton, 1855 and published by Johnson & Browning, circa 1860 is a nice sheet (16 x 13") with four maps enclosed in a scroll border each depicting lakes or islands in both hemispheres. Mountains & Rivers by Johnson and Ward, circa 1863 is an interesting comparative chart (23.7 x 16.5") presented with the mountains and volcanoes at right and the rivers at left. Major world cities are shown scattered across the mountains at their appropriate elevations.


Condition: B

First very good, second with margins chipped and a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/9/2004