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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Charpentier, Jean de, 1786-1855; Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date:
1854
Short Title:
Alps glacier systems.
Publisher:
William Blackwood & Sons
Edinburgh
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
53
Obj Width cm:
62
Scale 1:
120,000
Note:
Four col. maps on 1 sheet. Includes 4 inset maps and 2 diagrams. Contents: Map of the glacier system of Mont Blanc. Scale (ca. 1:120,000) -- Map of the snow-field glaciers of the Bernese Oberland. Scale (ca. 1:120,000) -- Sketch of part of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni -- Map of the limits of the erratic deposit of the valley of the Rhone by J. de Charpentier -- Eye sketch of the glacier of Miace -- Eye sketch of the glacier of Allalein in the valley of Saas -- Sketch of the glacier of Talefre -- Eye sketch of the glacier of Schonhorn near the Simplon -- Sketch showing the actual elevation of the snow line in different latitudes from the Equator to the poles -- Diagram showing the actual slope of the Mer de Glace, and its tributaries. "Geology no. 9."
Reference:
Marcou, J. Mapoteca geologica americana, 51.
Country:
France; Switzerland
Region:
Alps
Subject:
Physical
Full Title:
Illustrations of the glacier systems of the Alps and of glacial phenomena in general. From the surveys and sketches of Professor Forbes, the maps of Raymond, Weiss, Charpentier &c., by A.K. Johnston, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. 1st. November 1854. (1856)
List No:
0372.010
Page No:
Pl. 9
Series No:
40
Engraver or Printer:
W. & A.K. Johnston Limited
Publication Author:
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Pub Date:
1856
Pub Title:
The physical atlas of natural phenomena by Alexander Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S., F.G.S. ... A new and enlarged edition. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, MDCCCLVI. [The Author reserves the right of translation]
Pub Reference:
Phillips, 229.
Pub Note:
2nd ed., enlarged. 1st ed. was 1848. Most of the maps are lithographed in color, but some are still engraved. The 1848 ed. was entirely engraved. Maps have both hand and printed color. Covers are half red leather dark teal cloth covered boards with "Atlas." embossed on the spine in gold .
Pub List No:
0372.000
Pub Type:
Physical Atlas
Pub Maps:
38
Pub Height cm:
59
Pub Width cm:
40
Image No:
0372010
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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Illustrations of the glacier systems of the Alps and of glacial phenomena in general…