A Comparative View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Other Elevations in the World.
Engraving. 540 x 650mm (21¼ x 25½"). Vertical centre fold as normal, small tears in small margins.
A diagrammatic 'view' of the world's mountains, divided into the Western & Eastern Hemispheres, with lists of names & heights down the sides. For comparison there is a tiny vignette of London with the dome of St Paul's in the bottom corner, and a little balloon marking Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac 1804 altitude record of 22,900. At the time Dhaulagiri was the highest known peak: it now ranks seventh, after the 1852 discovery of the Everest range.
[Ref: 36881] £360.00