EASTERN HEMISPHERE Falls rivers mountains No Everest TALLIS & RAPKIN 1851 map
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EASTERN HEMISPHERE. Falls rivers mountains. No Everest. TALLIS & RAPKIN 1851 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A comparative view of the principal waterfalls, islands, lakes, rivers and mountains in the Eastern Hemisphere'

Shows the snow lines, and the greatest heights reached by balloonists. The highest mountain is shown as Dhawalagiri [Dhaulagiri, which at 8167 metres is the 7th highest mountain in Asia and in the World]; Mount Everest was not surveyed until 1856. The longest river in the Easterm hemisphere is indicated to be the Ienesei (YeniseiAngaraSelenge), which is actually the 5th longest in the world. Both the Yangtse and the Nile (prior to the discovery of the source of the Nile) are incorrectly shown as shorter.

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DATE PRINTED: 1851    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 36.5 x 26.5cm, 14.5 x 10.25 inches (Large)

TYPE: Antique engraved map diagram by J Rapkin, published by John Tallis. Decorative border

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Blemish in margin. 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

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Designed & engraved by John Rapkin. Published by John Tallis & Co

PROVENANCE: "Tallis's Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial and Statistical", edited by R Montgomery Martin Esq., published by John Tallis and Company, London & New York [Tallis's Illustrated Atlas]


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