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Auction 171, Lot 69


"Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers Throughout the World", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1823 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the Known Countries in the World...

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 9.1 inches
30.7 x 23.1 cm
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This interesting chart lists the major rivers of the world sorted by continent. Starting at left is the length of each river, along with the name, and then a depiction of the river showing the relative width and length of each. The longest rivers, the Mississippi and Amazon Rivers are depicted wrapping around the chart. The source of each river is also listed. An interesting and uncommon sheet, engraved by B.T. Welch & Co.


Condition: B

Original color with light toning and scattered foxing that is more predominant in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $46

Closed on 2/6/2019