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Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World. Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822, 1816

Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World. / Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822 / 1816
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Full Title: Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World. Western Hemisphere. Eastern Hemisphere. London, Published by C. Smith, Mapseller No. 172 Strand, Augt. 1st 1816. Gardner Sculpt.

Author: Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822

Date: 1816

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Author: Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822

Date: 1816

Short Title: Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World.

Publisher: London: C. Smith

Type: Wall Map

Object Height cm: 49

Object Width cm: 64

Scale 1: 18,460 (altitude)

Note: Shows the comparative heights of mountains in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, as well as the comparative heights of important places. A list of Authorities is given to the left of the title, and an Explanation shows how the system of numbering mountains and places works. A former owner has added "6225....White Mountains, N.H." to the table. This chart may be one of the earliest of its genre; it is not listed in Wolter's "Heights of Mountains..." (he lists the Thomson 1817 similar chart as the first of this type). The British Museum lists this Smith as the first chart of this kind. Interestingly, Smith's chart does not show the Himalayan Mountains; Thomson adds the Himalayan Mountains to his chart with a note about the recent publication of data on their heights. With black top and bottom sticks, and green silk edging. Full hand painted color.

Reference: British Museum World p 718; cf Wolter, The Heights of Mountains and The Lengths of Rivers.

World Area: World

Subject: Mountains/Rivers

Full Title: Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World. Western Hemisphere. Eastern Hemisphere. London, Published by C. Smith, Mapseller No. 172 Strand, Augt. 1st 1816. Gardner Sculpt.

List No: 0909.000

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: Gardner, W. R.

Published In: Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World. Western Hemisphere. Eastern Hemisphere. London, Published by C. Smith, Mapseller No. 172 Strand, Augt. 1st 1816. Gardner Sculpt.

Publication Author: Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822

Publication Date: 1816

Publication Reference: British Museum World p 718; cf Wolter, The Heights of Mountains and The Lengths of Rivers.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 0909.000

Publication Type: Wall Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 49

Publication Width cm: 64

Image No: 0909000

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