Auction 114, Lot 62

"Mountains & Rivers", Gray

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany - Mountains & Rivers

Period: 1873 (published)

Publication: Gray's Atlas of the United States

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25 x 16 inches
63.5 x 40.6 cm

Colorful double-page chart showing the major rivers and mountains of the world. In the upper portion, scores of rivers are named and drawn to indicate their relative lengths, with places identified along their course. The lower half of the sheet features stylized renderings of the mountains organized by continent and drawn to indicate their relative heights. Significant places are also located at the appropriate altitude - Potosi at 13,314, St. Peter's, Rome at 448 feet. Volcanoes are shown erupting. Tables on verso name the numbered mountains and give further information on the rivers and lakes.

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Condition: A

Tears in margin closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006

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