Antique uncolored print showing the heights of the world's mountains. By Blackie & Son, 1853. The mountains are divided into categories: Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, and British Isles (this was in a British atlas). Notations on the print also show the greatest height of a hot air balloon, the highest flight of condors, and the highest elevation at which corn will grow, as well as other interesting markers. At this time, the height of Everest had not yet been calculated (1856) so the tallest mountain is "Sorata" in the Andes. Good to very good condition with some light foxing. Approx. 8.25 x 10 inches to the neat lines.
Genuine Antique Black and White Print
Maker: Blackie & Son
Maps of Antiquity is located on Cape Cod
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1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633