A Comparative View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Other Elevations in the World. A splendid, large engraving showing the comparative heights of the known mountains of the world at that time.
Published by W&D Lizars, Edinburgh, for Thomson's New General Atlas. I have found editions of this online dated 1817, but as far as I know J Thomson's Atlas was first issued in 1821.One of the best such 19th century comparative charts, this records Dhawalageri as being the World's highest at 27,677 feet high. It is now thought to be the world's 7th highest mountain at 26,795 feet high. The highest mountain in the Andes is Chimborazo at 21,470 feet (now reckoned 20,703). Aconcagua at 22,841 is now thought the highest in the Western Hemisphere. The Eastern Hemisphere is depicted on the right hand side, the Western, on the left. The list of mountains at each side of the image relate to a peak level with each listed - a thread or ruler across from the listed mountain will reveal which peak is which. The chart even depicts a Condor bird, said to fly at 21,000 feet. At the bottom right can be seen a small town, representing Britain, especially London (St Pauls and the Greenwich Observatory) and Dover Castle. Further left along the bottom are the Pyramids of Egypt. A wonderful image that would frame up nicely. It has been attractively handcoloured. Size: the sheet measures 72cms x 53.5cms. Condition: In good condition with attractive handcolouring. A little creased in places, but generally in a good condition. To be sent rolled in a tube. There are cheaper options, but these will be at the purchaser's own risk, not tracked or insured. Please contact me if required. I have other antique maps, books, prints etc. The item "1821 Thomson Comparative Mountains World Lizars Mountaineering Himalaya Andes" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Curiosities Maps". The seller is "mitchmap50" and is located in Fairlight. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.