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Auction 95, Lot 47

"A Comparative View of the heights of the principal Mountains and other Elevations in the World", Thomson, John

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1817 (published)

Publication: Thomson's New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

25 x 19.6 inches
63.5 x 49.8 cm
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This is one of the most impressive and beautiful renditions of this subject. The engraving, by the famous firm of W. & D. Lizars, is presented in a landscape composition and depicts the mountains, volcanoes, plateaus and sea shores of the world. The view is placed in an engraved picture frame border, with surrounding text that describes the various regions, and surrounded by another border.


Condition: B

Some minor creasing across image, else clean and bright.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/13/2001