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Auction 139, Lot 96

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena

Color: Hand Color

24.3 x 20.3 inches
61.7 x 51.6 cm

A finely engraved chart that is filled with information. The map of North America has good detail of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, 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.


Condition: B+

There are some faint spots at center and a small centerfold separation at bottom that is confined to the blank margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 2/15/2012