"Mountains & Rivers", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 16.4 inches
60.2 x 41.7 cm
This great double-page chart, showing the major rivers and mountains of the world, is Colton's first 1856 edition. The map is divided diagonally in an interesting composition. In the upper portion, scores of rivers are named and drawn to indicate their relative lengths. The lower half of the sheet features stylized renderings of the mountains organized by continent and drawn to indicate their relative heights. Volcanoes are shown erupting and major cities are shown at their respective elevations. The map is surrounded by Colton's distinctive scroll-style border. A large thematic map.
Full margins and original color. With light overall toning visible in blank areas.