Auction 135, Lot 64

"[Lot of 2] A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains, in the Western Hemisphere [together with] A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains, in the Eastern Hemisphere", Tallis, John

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 14 inches
25.4 x 35.6 cm

This lot is a handsome, matched pair of thematic maps. They show the lakes, waterfalls, islands, rivers and mountains in separate panels. The central panels show land masses and water masses on the same scale, making a visual comparison of the hemispheres quite simple. The mountain panels have a key below identifying each mountain and volcano: 84 in the Eastern and 68 in the Western Hemisphere. Finely engraved with fancy borders and titling.

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Condition: A

Very nice pair, both will full hand coloring to the mountains, water and the decorative cartouches.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/16/2011

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