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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822
Date:
1816
Short Title:
Comparative View Of The Heights Of The Principal Mountains &c. In The World.
Publisher:
C. Smith
London
Type:
Wall Map
Obj Height cm:
49
Obj 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.
Publication Author:
Smith, Charles, fl. 1800-1822
Pub Date:
1816
Pub 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.
Pub Reference:
British Museum World p 718; cf Wolter, The Heights of Mountains and The Lengths of Rivers.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
0909.000
Pub Type:
Wall Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
49
Pub Width cm:
64
Image No:
0909000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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