Auction 119, Lot 59

"Mountains & Rivers", Gray

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1873 (circa)

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 feet, St. Peter's, Rome at 448 feet. Volcanoes are erupting to differentiate them from mountains.

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Condition: B

Pleasant overall ivory age toning. The two lower corners have a little water staining just to neatline, and a couple marginal tears just into map, closed on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/9/2007

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