Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World, Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World - 1836
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Antique hand colored comparative map showing principal mountains and rivers in the world, as known in 1836. The source of the Nile is listed as the Mountains of the Moon, and the tallest mountain listed on this map is Mt. Dwahalagiri at 26,262 ft. Now spelled as Dhaulagiri, it is actually the 7th tallest, and its actual height is 26,795 ft. Mt. Everest (the tallest mountain) is 29,029 ft. This map includes the elevations of some cities, national landmarks, and other specific locations, as well as the highest altitudes of the growth of some varieties of trees. Highly detailed and beautifully hand colored. Very good condition with mild toning throughout, and some noticeable image transfer. Measures approximately 11.75" x 15" to the neatline.
Antique Hand Colored Map
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