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£50 Comparative View of River & Mountains c.1850 Ref: cv23
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50x40 cm

COMPARATIVE VIEW | OF THE | PRINCIPAL RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD.
Detailed lithograph with extensive key to the comparative heights and locations of the principal mountains in America, Africa, Asia, Europe and The British Isles and of the principal rivers of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. The chart also records the height of various locations and geographical features and the balloon ascents of Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Jean-Baptiste in 1804 to investigate moisture and temperature variations in the atmosphere and of Charles Green's height record ascent of 1838.
Hand coloured. Repair to tear at right margin affecting text. Diagonal crease to bottom left. Folds. Unidentified publication.

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