Comparison of the Rivers and Mountains of the World by J. Dower / A. Petermann c.1850

Comparison of the Rivers and Mountains of the World by J. Dower / A. Petermann c.1850
SKU: doorfm/mori/001

Actual Title: 'A VIEW OF THE COMPARATIVE LENGTHS OF THE PRINCIPAL RIVERS, AND HEIGHTS OF THE PRINCIPAL MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD.' by J. Dower / A. Petermann c.1850

An interesting and attractive 19th century engraving comparing the major mountains and tivers of the World 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.1850).

At the time of the engraving's publication, Kangchenjunga 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.

  • This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 25.9cms by 21.4cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 150 years old.

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