Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: On the Mountain Systems of Europe.

Collection: 
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author: 
Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date: 
1856
Short Title: 
On the Mountain Systems of Europe.
Publisher: 
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh
Type: 
Text Page
Obj Height cm: 
56
Obj Width cm: 
38
Note: 
References the origins of the idea of using contours for relief depiction, proposed by Philippe Buache in 1752 for bathymetry. See Rumsey Historical Map Collection's Bauche atlas of 1770, entitiled, "Cartes et tables de la geographie physique ou naturelle", wherein bathymetric contours were used for the English Channel. Contours were apparently first used for terrestrial topography by M. Dupin Triel in 1784 on a map of France entitled, "New Method of Expressing Altitudes on Maps with a Memoir by M. Du Caila." Numerous additional references to further information on contours also provided.
Reference: 
Phillips, 229.
World Area: 
Europe
Subject: 
Physical
Full Title: 
On the Mountain Systems of Europe.
List No: 
0372M
Page No: 
11
Series No: 
16
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: 
0372M
Institution: 
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: 
Copyright 2009
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