Auction 112, Lot 64

"Plan of the Lengths of the Principle Rivers throughout the World", Thomson, John

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1815 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Black & White

24.7 x 19.6 inches
62.7 x 49.8 cm

This finely engraved chart gives the river lengths in a thematic form with each river named. In the sea beneath the rivers are numerous engraved ships and a lighthouse on a promontory. Two tables give additional details on river lengths and relative size between several important rivers. Very decorative title cartouche with a river-god. This is one of the most decorative of the nineteenth century thematic maps.


Condition: A

Dark, early impression on thick paper with full margins. A hint of toning or offsetting, still very good to fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/28/2005