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Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers.
Darton, William; Gardne...
Comparative Heights of ...
1823
Case Map
 
Author
[Darton, William, Gardner, W.R.]
Full Title
New and Improved View of the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers In The World, The whole Judiciously arranged from the various Authorities Extant. By W.R. Gardner. London: William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 10 Mo. 23rd, 1823. W.R. Gardner Sculpt. 367 Strand.
Note
This may be the earliest chart to depict the heights of mountains and the lengths of rivers together in one illustration, with the rivers hanging down over the mountains. Wolter says that Bulla's Tableau Comparatif of 1826 is the earliest of the combined mountain and river type, but he had not seen this chart by Gardner done three years earlier and does not list it. This chart is beautifully done and, while not large in size, it is impressive in its scope. Full color. Map is mounted on linen, dissected into 8 sections with an end sheet label reading "The Most Approved Modern Maps, Plans, And Charts, Of every Description, From The Best Authorities, Constantly on Sale at William Darton's Map, Print, and Chart Warehouse, 58, Holborn Hill, London..." Map folds into a dark green marbled cardboard case with a turquoise paper label printed with the map title (as above); there is a "William Darton's, Map seller" bookplate label on the back of the case.
Cover: Comparative heights, principal mountains and lengths, principal rivers in the World.
Darton, William; Gardne...
Cover: Comparative heig...
1823
Case Map
 
Author
[Darton, William, Gardner, W.R.]
Full Title
(Covers to) New and Improved View of the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers In The World, The whole Judiciously arranged from the various Authorities Extant. By W.R. Gardner. London: William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 10 Mo. 23rd, 1823. W.R. Gardner Sculpt. 367 Strand.
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