Principales Rivières du globe World s longest rivers BUCHON 1825 old map
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Principales Rivières du globe'. World's longest rivers. BUCHON, 1825 old map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Cartes des principales Rivières du globe'

This decorative chart reflects the limited state of European knowledge of the world's major rivers at the time, omitting or incorrectly recording the lengths of many of the world's major systems. Published before the true source of the Nile was identified later in the 19th century, it records the river as being 3,200km in length, less than half of its actual length of 6,650km. The length of the Amazon is nearly accurate. Curiously, the world's longest river is identified as being the Mississippi-Missouri at 7,200km in length - substantially more than its actual length of 6,300km. In China, the Yellow River (Huang He) is marked, but its length is substuantially understated. The Yangtze River - the world's 3rd longest - is omitted entirely

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1825    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 50.5 x 66.5cm, 20 x 26.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Very decorative early 19th century antique hand-coloured chart. Text in French.

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.


PROVENANCE: Atlas géographique, statistique, historique et chronologique des Deux Amériques et des iles adjacentes; par J.A. Buchon, dédié à S.A.R. Le Duc d'Orléans, à Paris, à la librairie de J. Carez, éditeur, Rue Haute feuille, no 18; Chez Verdiere, Quai des Augustins, no 25; Chez Bossange, père, Rue de Richelieu, No. 60. MDCCCXXV


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