Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 75

"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 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 15.5 inches
31.2 x 39.4 cm

Very attractive and interesting comparative chart uniquely arranged on concentric circles around a classic compass rose. The rivers are depicted with 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. A fine thematic map utilizing a unique method to graphically compare the rivers of the world. Only the lakes are hand colored with a green wash, the balance of the map being uncolored. Published by Baldwin and Cradock.


Condition: A

Clean, bright example. A little marginal foxing, just into map at top. Good impression.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/6/2007