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