A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains of the Eastern Hemisphere. - 1851
Single Click to Enlarge/Reduce
By Rapkin and Tallis, surrounded by characteristic vignettes and decorated border. Note that the tallest mountain on this map is Dhawalagiri, which is now known as the 7th tallest. This is because the 6 taller mountains had not yet been discovered or measured. The first published height of Everest was not calculated until 1856. The Nile is now known to be the longest river, but on this map it is clear that the source of the Nile had not yet been identified. Fair to good condition, some very good, some foxing and toning, approx. 10.5 x 13.75 inches.
Genuine Antique Hand Colored Map
Maps of Antiquity is located on Cape Cod
Generally open 10-5 Call ahead: 508-945-1660
1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633