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Auction 138, Lot 65

"Tableau Comparatif de la Hauteur des Montagnes…", Monin, Charles V.

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1830 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 17.5 inches
59.7 x 44.5 cm

This beautifully engraved thematic chart compares the relative size of the world's mountains and rivers. Most cartographers presented some form of this design in their work, but this example is larger and more fully engraved than most others. It also includes the uncommon presentation of the relative heights of waterfalls. The rivers are aligned at upper left with the mountains and volcanoes filling the lower right with the major cities noted throughout with their elevations noted on the mountain portion. At the sides extensive tables give more detail on each feature.


Condition: B+

Nice strong impression on bright paper. There are a few tiny splits at fold intersections that have been closed with archival tape on verso and a few ink smudges along the plate mark.

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/7/2011