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Auction 166, Lot 32

"The Geographical Distribution of Plants According to Humboldt's Statistics of the Principal Families & Groups... [on sheet with] Outlines of Botanical Geography. The Distribution of Plants...", Johnston, W. & A.K.

Subject: World

Period: 1848 (circa)

Publication: The Physical Atlas... of Natural Phenomena

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.3 inches
57.9 x 49 cm
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This large map is a superb example of thematic mapping with various colors and diagrams used to illustrate the distribution of plants throughout the world. A chart at top, Outlines of Botanical Geography..., provides a graphic display of the type of indigenous vegetation in the major mountain regions of the world. At bottom is a map of the world with the distribution of plants depicted through the use of color. Published in the first edition of Johnston's The Physical Atlas....

References: Phillips (Atlases) #225.

Condition: B+

On a sturdy sheet with very faint offsetting and light toning along sheet edges. The bluish hue visible along the centerfold is caused by our scanner, and is not on the physical map.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/14/2018