Auction 117, Lot 52

"Mountains & Rivers", Gray

Subject: Thematic Maps

Period: 1873 (published)

Publication: Atlas of the United States

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25 x 16.3 inches
63.5 x 41.4 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 courses. 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 erupting to differentiate them from mountains. Tables on verso name the numbered mountains and give further information on the rivers and lakes.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with just a hint of marginal toning and very light offsetting in blank area.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/6/2006

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