World's tallest mountains comparative view. Dhaulagiri highest. THOMSON 1817 map

World's tallest mountains comparative view. Dhaulagiri highest. THOMSON 1817 map

Product SKU: P-8-002553

Price £129.00

'A comparative view of the heights of the principal mountains and other elevations in the world' by Drawn & engraved by William Home Lizars & Daniel Lizars for John Thomson's "New General Atlas" (Published in 1817). Antique atlas map, 52.5 x 65.5cm, 20.75 x 25.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

The plan shows Dhaulagiri as the highest peak at 27,677 ft (it actually the 7th highest peak, with elevation of 26,795 ft). The height of Mount Everest (29,029 ft) was not established u

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A comparative view of the heights of the principal mountains and other elevations in the world'

The plan shows Dhaulagiri as the highest peak at 27,677 ft (it actually the 7th highest peak, with elevation of 26,795 ft). The height of Mount Everest (29,029 ft) was not established until the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1856

DATE PRINTED: Published in 1817    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 52.5 x 65.5cm, 20.75 x 25.75 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique atlas map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Drawn & engraved by William Home Lizars & Daniel Lizars for John Thomson's "New General Atlas"

PROVENANCE: "A new general atlas", consisting of a series of geographical designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World", Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company, Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin [Thomson's New General Atlas]

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