MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD A COMPARATIVE VIEW OF THE HEIGHTS OF THE PRINCIPAL MOUNTAINS
Full title A Comparative View of the heights of the principal Mountains and other Elevations in the World.
This is one of the most impressive and beautiful renditions of this subject. The engraving, by the famous firm of W. & D. Lizars, is presented in a landscape composition and depicts the mountains, volcanoes, plateaus and sea shores of the world. The view is placed in an engraved picture frame border, with surrounding text that describes the various regions, and surrounded by another border.
code : M2612
Cartographer : John Thomson
Date : 1817 London
Size : 63.5*50 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
John Thomson produced two major works in his life time, A New General atlas of the World 1814-28 and Atlas of Scotland 1820-32. The maps from A New General atlas of the World were printed in full hand coloring from large copperplate engravings. The level of detail at the time of publication was heralded as a breakthrough in British cartography and Thomson rightly earned a great deal of attention and his work copied for a number of years