Comparison of the Rivers and Mountains of the World by J. Dower / A. Petermann c.1842
Actual Title: 'A VIEW OF THE COMPARATIVE LENGTHS OF THE PRINCIPAL RIVERS, AND HEIGHTS OF THE PRINCIPAL MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD.'
An interesting and attractive 19th century engraving comparing the major mountains and rivers of the World which was drawn and engraved by John Dower and published in Augustus Petermann's A Descriptive Atlas of Astronomy, and of Physical and Political Geography(London: Orr & co., c.1842).
At the time of the engraving's publication, Dhaulagiri in Nepal was believed to be the highest mountain in the World whereas the source of the Nile had yet to be discovered thus making the Amazon and Mississippi rivers longer. At the base of the mountains, an amusing height comparison is made between them and the Pyramids of Giza, the then tallest man made structures.