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Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers. Gardner, W.R. ; Darton, William, 1823

Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers. / Gardner, W.R. ; Darton, William / 1823
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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.

Author: Gardner, W.R. ; Darton, William

Date: 1823

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Author: Gardner, W.R. ; Darton, William

Date: 1823

Short Title: Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers.

Publisher: London: William Darton

Type: Case Map

Object Height cm: 30

Object Width cm: 38

Scale 1: 60,000

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.

Reference: Tooley Dictionary p.236; cf Wolter p.195.

World Area: World

Subject: Mountains/Rivers

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.

List No: 4608.001

Series No: 2

Published In: 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.

Publication Author: Gardner, W.R. ; Darton, William

Publication Date: 1823

Publication Reference: Tooley Dictionary p.236; cf Wolter p.195.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 4608.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 17

Publication Width cm: 11

Image No: 4608001

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