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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Berghaus, Heinrich; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date:
1856
Short Title:
America river systems.
Publisher:
William Blackwood & Sons
Edinburgh
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
50
Obj Width cm:
59
Scale 1:
18,500,000
Note:
Two hand col. maps on 1 sheet. Inset maps: Sketch of the Niagara River showing the position of the Falls -- Delta of the Mississippi -- Map of the bifurcation of the Orinoco, or the natural junction of the Orinoco & Maranon rivers by the Casiquiare surveyed by A. von Humboldt. Scale 1:4,000,000. "Hydrology no. 6."
World Area:
North America; South America
Subject:
Mountains Rivers
Full Title:
The river systems of America, extended from the designs of Professor Berghaus, with additions of detailed maps of some of the principal hydrographical phenomena of the New World by A.K. Johnston, F.R.G.S. Corrected to 1855. Engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. (1856)
List No:
0372.018
Page No:
Pl. 17
Series No:
68
Engraver or Printer:
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859; 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:
0372018
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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