Auction 142, Lot 74

"[Lot of 2] Comparative Heights, of Mountains [and] Distribution of Vegetables, and Snow Line [on sheet with] Comparative Lengths, of Rivers", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: A Comprehensive Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 7.8 inches
25.9 x 19.8 cm

A. Comparative Heights, of Mountains. This chart compares the heights of mountains, volcanoes, and even includes the Great Pyramid. Two notations beside the mountains indicate the "highest flight of the condor" and the height "yet attained by any Aeronaut." A legend color codes the different continents where the peaks are located.

B. Distribution of Vegetables, and Snow Line [on sheet with] Comparative Lengths, of Rivers. The top chart shows the distribution of vegetation and snow lines in the Torrid, Temperate, and Frigid zones. Below, another chart compares the lengths of rivers, divided by continent.

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Condition: B+

Light, scattered foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012

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