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Auction 109, Lot 58

"A Map of the Principal Rivers Shewing Their Courses, Countries, and Comparative Lengths", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1834 (published)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 15.2 inches
31.8 x 38.6 cm

Very interesting comparative chart that is uniquely arranged on concentric circles around a classic compass rose, indicating the rivers and their relative distance from the sea, including an index of each river’s length in English miles. Associated towns and lakes are noted and respective countries are identified in capital letters with an index at lower left. Published by Chapman and Hall.


Condition: A

Sharp impression and original coloring. Light marginal toning with one light spot in border, still very good.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/1/2004