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Auction 125, Lot 93

"The Physical Features of North & South America showing the Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, & Slopes", Johnston, Alexander K.

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena

Color: Printed Color

24.2 x 20 inches
61.5 x 50.8 cm

A very finely engraved chart that is filled with information. The map of North America has good detail of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, the topography and watershed. The cross-sections which fill the lower portion emphasize the geological nature of the North American continent. More detail is shown with insets: Island of Trinidad; Table-Land of Quito; Enlarged Map of the Andes of Bolivia; Volcano of Jorullo; Section of the Table-land of Bolivia; and Section of the Table-land of Quito. Another section indicates the complex geology of the Appalachian region. Surrounded by a fine keyboard-style border. A lovely example of this large map.


Condition: A

A very nice example with bright impression, fine original coloring and full margins. The slightest hint of toning at center in blank area, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008