Comparative Maps of the World
Antique Comparative Maps (62)

Map of the Principal Rivers Throughout the World. Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers throughout the World. No. 53.


Model # COM010

Maker: Carey & Lea
Antique hand colored engraved comparative chart from the Carey & Lea Atlas, surrounded by explanatory text with fascinating information on all the principal rivers of the world. At the time of the publication of this chart, the source of the Nile was unknown. Cleaned, flattened, de-acidified, good condition, page measures approx. 16.5 x 20.5 inches, map 9.75 x 13.5 inches.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1823

Table of the Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers throughout the World.


Model # COM004

Maker: Anthony Finley
Antique hand colored map, from Anthony Finley's "A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the Several Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries", 1826. At the time of the publication of this chart, the source of the Nile was unknown. Very good overall antique condition, with very minor foxing and toning. Approx. 11.25 x 8.75 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1826

Table of the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World.


Model # COM003

Maker: Anthony Finley
Antique hand colored map, from Anthony Finley's "A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the Several Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries", 1827. At the time of this charts publication, the height of Everest had not yet been calculated, nor had any attempt to reach the summit been successful. Very good overall antique condition, 11.25 x 8.75 inches.
Price: $250.00 Date: 1827

Map and Description of the Principal Mountains, &c. Throughout the World.


Model # COM009

Maker: Carey & Lea
Antique black and white comparative chart, with comparative illustration of the "height of the principal mountains and other elevations in the world," and information on mountain heights in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres surrounding the illustration. Published by Carey and Lea, 1827. Good overall antique condition with toning throughout and some mild creasing and wrinkling of the paper, as well as some very minor tearing/paper loss at the outer edges. Measures approximately 16.5" x 20.5" (H x W) to the neatline.
Price: $200.00 Date: 1827

Comparative Lengths of Rivers


Model # COM029

Maker: T.G. Bradford
Antique hand colored map showing Comparative Lengths of Rivers from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa including Distribution of Vegetables and snow line. Very good condition with some foxing in border and a few brown spots. By T.G. Bradford, in A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial, 1835. Approximately 10" x 7.75"
Price: $175.00 Date: 1835

Comparative Size of Animals


Model # COM030

Maker: T.G. Bradford
Antique hand black and white map showing Comparative Sizes of Animals including Elephant, Giraffe, Moose, Zebra, Whale, Alligator, other animals and organic remains of certain species . Very good condition with some light foxing outside the border. By T.G. Bradford, in A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial, 1835. Approximately 10" x 7.75"
Price: $50.00 Date: 1835

Tableau Comparatif de la Hauteur des Montagnes de la longueur du Cours des Fleuves et de l'Elevation des Principals Chutes d'Eau Dans Les Cinq Parties du Monde


Model # COM040

Maker: Monin
"Comparative Table of the Height of the Mountains, the length of Rivers, and the Elevation of the Principal Waterfalls in the Five Parts of the World." Antique black and white comparative map, published by Monin in his "Atlas Classique De La Geographie Ancienne," 1839. Includes reference tables and information at the sides and bottom of the map, written in French. Highly detailed, including information regarding the sources and courses of rivers, topographical and geological information, the elevations of some cities, etc. With folds, as issued. Visible plate mark. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning and foxing. Measures approximately 17.5" x 23.5".
Price: $275.00 Date: 1839

Coupes geologiques. (Carte de grandeur double).


Model # COM012

Maker: Malte-Brun
From the "Precis de la Geographie Universelle ou Description de Toutes les Parties du Monde", by Malte-Brun, 1842. Good condition, approx. 12.75 x 17 inches.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1842

Comparative Lengths of Rivers and Heights of Waterfalls, Tableau indiquant la Longueur des Principaux Fleuves et la Hauteur de Quelques Chutes


Model # COM026

Maker: Barbie du Bocage
Antique uncolored comparative map displaying the heights of the known waterfalls and length of known rivers of the world. Published in 1846 by Jean-Denis Barbie du Bocage. Note that the Nile, which is now known as the longest river, has a series of dots with a question mark, indicating that they had not yet found the headwater and therefore did not know the river's length. Good to very good antique condition with minor light foxing throughout and folds at lower corners. approx. 9.5 x 12.25 inches to the edge of the printed area
Price: $115.00 Date: 1846

Comparative Height of Mountains, Comparative Size of Cities


Model # COM041

Maker: Smith
Antique black and white comparative map showing the heights of mountains at the top of the map, and the comparative sizes of cities at the bottom. Published by Smith, 1850. Comparative mountains map includes the greatest height attained by man at the time, the greatest flight of the condor, the height attained by Joseph Luis Gay-Lussac in his 1804 hot air balloon experiment, and other details for reference. Comparative cities map compares the number of inhabitants of a few cities around the world (Paris, Constantinople, Calcutta, St. Petersburg, Jeddo- Now Tokyo, Manchester, etc.) and includes images outlining the general layouts of New York City and London for comparison. Features a decorative border. Good to very good overall antique condition with some mild toning throughout, and some small stains at the lower left of the map. Measures approximately 10" x 8" to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Price: $95.00 Date: 1850

A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains of the Eastern Hemisphere.


Model # COM014

Maker: Tallis
By Rapkin and Tallis, surrounded by characteristic vignettes and decorated border. Note that the tallest mountain on this map is Dhawalagiri, which is now known as the 7th tallest. This is because the 6 taller mountains had not yet been discovered or measured. The first published height of Everest was not calculated until 1856. The Nile is now known to be the longest river, but on this map it is clear that the source of the Nile had not yet been identified. Fair to good condition, some very good, some foxing and toning, approx. 10.5 x 13.75 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1851

Comparative Heights of Mountains.


Model # COM043

Maker: Blackie & Son
Antique uncolored print showing the heights of the world's mountains. By Blackie & Son, 1853. The mountains are divided into categories: Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, and British Isles (this was in a British atlas). Notations on the print also show the greatest height of a hot air balloon, the highest flight of condors, and the highest elevation at which corn will grow, as well as other interesting markers. At this time, the height of Everest had not yet been calculated (1856) so the tallest mountain is "Sorata" in the Andes. Good to very good condition with some light foxing. Approx. 8.25 x 10 inches to the neatlines.
Price: $95.00 Date: 1853

Physical Geography (of the world)


Model # COM017

Maker: Black
Hand colored comparative map showing the sizes of mountains and rivers, published by Black in 1854, Geo. Aikman Sculpt. The mountains are grouped by country and the rivers by lengths. Rivers are labeled, and the tallest mountains are labeled, but the key to the unlabeled mountains is not included with this map. Interesting to note is the fact that the Missouri River is shown as the longest and it comprises part of the Mississippi River from its mouth. The Nile is now known as the longest river but at the time of the making of this map, it seems Lake Victoria had not been found by European mapmakers yet. Very good overall antique condition overall with minor toning of paper, and some mild spots/foxing. Measures approx. 10 x 14 1/2 inches to the neatline.
Price: $195.00 Date: 1854

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands


Model # OTH001BW

Maker: Colton
Fascinating black and white comparative map showing the sizes of Lakes of the Western Hemisphere, Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere, Islands in the Western Hemisphere, and Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere. This chart was published two years before any European had seen Lake Victoria in Africa. By Colton, with Colton's recognizable ornate decorative border. Good condition with overall toning/ surface soiling, some minor stains and some edge tears including one at the top center that goes into the title, measures approx. 13 x 15.5 inches. Priced according to condition.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1855

The River Systems of America.


Model # WOR243

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the river systems in North and South America, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With inset maps of the Niagara River, the Delta of the Mississippi, and the Bifurcation of the Orinoco. In very good antique condition with some slight toning and a small seam separation in bottom margin, this piece measures approximately 18.5 x 23 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Distribution of Heat Over the Globe.


Model # WOR244

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the temperatures of the earth from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition with some slight toning and a small seam separation in bottom margin, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Geographical Distribution of the Currents of the Air, Showing the Regions of the Trade Winds, Variable Winds, and Hurricanes, with their effects in determining the different Tracks of Navigation.


Model # WOR245

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the wind currents of the earth from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With charts explaining the movements of hurricanes in various locations. In very good antique condition with some slight toning, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1856

Map of the Lines of the Equal Polarisation in the Atmosphere.


Model # WOR246

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the polarization of the earth from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1856

Terrestrial Magnetism.


Model # WOR247

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing magnetic declination and inclination throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition with some toning, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Geographical Distribution of Indigenous Vegetation. Map of Schouw's Phyto-geographic Regions with the Distribution of Plants especially influencing Physiognomy of the Vegetation of the Globe.


Model # WOR249

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of plants throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With illustrations showing forms of plants, as well as a chart showing the distribution of plants by height above sea level. In very good antique condition with a slight seam separation at bottom, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Zoological Geography: Geographical Distribution of Quadrumana, Marsupialia, Edentata, and Pachydermata.


Model # WOR250

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of monkeys, marsupials, and pachyderms throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With illustrations showing animals of the "old world" and "new world". In very good antique condition with some minor foxing and a slight seam separation at bottom, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Zoological Geography: Geographical Distribution of Carnivorous Animals.


Model # WOR251

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of carnivorous animals (such as bears, tigers, otters, etc.) throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With illustrations showing animals of the "old world" and "new world" as well as a chart showing the distribution of these animals by height above sea level. In very good antique condition with some minor foxing, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches. As-is.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1856

Zoological Geography: Geographical Distribution of Rodentia and Ruminantia (Gnawing animals and ruminating animals).


Model # WOR252

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of rodents and ruminating animals (such as camels, antilope, moose, and giraffe) throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With illustrations showing animals of the different continents as well as a chart showing the distribution of these animals by height above sea level. In very good antique condition with some very minor smudges, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Zoological Geography: Geographical Distribution of Aves (Birds).


Model # WOR253

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of birds throughout the world and in Europe, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With illustrations showing birds of the "old world" and "new world" as well as a chart showing the distribution of these animals by height above sea level. In very good antique condition, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Zoological Geography: Geographical Distribution of Reptilia and Ophidia (Serpents).


Model # WOR254

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of reptiles and snakes throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With illustrations showing animals of the "old world" and "new world" as well as a chart showing the distribution of these animals by height above sea level. In very good antique condition, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

Map of the Distribution of Marine Life.


Model # WOR255

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of marine life "illustrated chiefly by fishes, molluscs & radiata," from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition with some toning at the edges, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

Ethnographic Map of Europe.


Model # EUR2279

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the ancestry of Europe from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition with a one inch seam separation that goes slightly into the decorative border, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

Ethnographic Map of Great Britain and Ireland.


Model # EUR2278

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map of the United Kingdom with England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This map shows the ancestry of peoples throughout the UK and Ireland. In very good antique condition with some toning, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

Moral and Statistical Chart of the Distribution of Man.


Model # WOR258

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of religions around the world from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In good antique condition with a 2 inch seam separation at the bottom that has been taped (it is unknown if the tape is archival), this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

Ethnographic Map of the Present Distribution of Man on the Earth


Model # WOR261

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of the nine races of man from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition, this map measures approximately 6.5 x 12 inches and is on a larger sheet of paper that includes text.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1856

The Geological Structure of the Globe.


Model # WOR204

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This beautifully detailed map, entitled The Geological Structure of the Globe According to Ami Boule with Corrections and Additions to 1855, is a very early example of the use of printed color. Insets include the Illustrations of the Synchronism of Parallel Chains, the North and South Poles (with "supposed" Antarctic continent), The Principal Mountains of the Globe Arranged According to the Geographical Longitude with Elevations Above the Level of the Sea, and Directions of the Systems of Mountains as They Appear at Milford. In very good antique condition with some overall toning and some very minor foxing, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

The Physical Features of Europe and Asia, showing the Mountains, Table-lands, Plains, & Slopes.


Model # WOR205

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This beautifully detailed map is a very early example of the use of printed color. Insets include Volcanic Kingdom of Luzon (the Philippines), Comparative View of the height of the Crest & of the Culminating Points of the Great Mountain Chains by Baron Von Humboldt, Comparative View of the Mean Height of the Continents, Section Across the Himalaya, a Geological Map of Java, Section from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, and the Raising of the Island of Racuain. In very good antique condition with overall toning and foxing and small seam separation at bottom margin beyond the neatline (this separation has been repaired with tape that may or may not be archival), this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

The Physical Features of North and South America.


Model # WOR206

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This beautifully detailed map, The Physical Features of North & South America showing the Mountains, Table-Lands, Plains, and Slopes, was printed in black and white, and outlined in color by hand. Insets include the Island of Trinidad, the Table Island of Quito, the Andes of Bolivia, the Volcano of Jorullo, a Geological Section Across the Appalachian Chain from the Delaware Bay to Lake Ontario through the Center of Pennsylvania, and Geological Section Across America from Trinidad Bay to the Chesapeake Bay. In very good antique condition with minimal overall toning, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1856

General Sketch Chart of the Oceanic Currents, verso Map of the Arctic Basin


Model # WOR210

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Two sided antique map with text from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition, General Sketch of the Oceanic Currents measures approximately 7 x 12. inches; verso map entitled The Arctic Basin: Its Limits, Features, Drainage, Currents, Winds, and Climates is a circular map of approximately 11 inches.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1856

Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe.


Model # EUR2280

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of rainfall in Europe, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In fair antique condition with significant seam separation, much of it repaired with tape that may or may not be archival, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches. As-is.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1856

The River Systems of Asia & Europe.


Model # WOR257

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the river systems in in Europe and Asia, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In very good antique condition with some slight toning, this piece measures approximately 19 x 23.5 inches.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1856

Tidal Chart of the British Seas.


Model # EUR2281

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map of the United Kingdom with England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This map shows the tides around the UK and Ireland. In good antique condition with some toning, foxing and slight surface soiling, this piece measures approximately 18.5 x 23 inches. As-is.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1856

Geological Map of Europe, Exhibiting the different systems of Rocks according to the most recent researches and unedited materials...


Model # EUR2282

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map of Europe from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This map is a very early example of the use of printed color. In very good antique condition with some overall toning and very minor foxing, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24.25 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

The Mountain Systems of Europe


Model # EUR2283

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map of Europe from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This map is a very early example of the use of printed color. In very good antique condition with some overall toning and very minor foxing, this piece measures approximately 19.5 x 23 inches.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1856

Illustrations of the Glacier Systems of the Alps and of Glacial Phenomena in General


Model # EUR2284

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map of parts of the Alps in Europe from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This map is a very early example of the use of printed color. Featured areas include the Bernese Oberland, Mont Blanc, Chamouni, and the valley of the Rhone. In very good antique condition with some overall toning and very minor foxing, this piece measures approximately 18.5 x 23 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

Comparative Views of Remarkable Geological Phenomena


Model # WOR262

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This highly detailed sheet features at least nine different maps, charts, and illustrations, including Plans of the Craters of Vesuvius and Etna, map of the Island of Teneriffe, Plan of Arthurs Seat, Plan of Graham Island, Plan of the Volcanoes of Pichincha and Antisana, and more. In very good antique condition with some very slight foxing and a tiny seam separation that was repaired with tape that may or may not be archival, this piece measures approximately 19.75 x 24 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1856

Chart of the Basin of the Atlantic Ocean; Vertical Section of the North Atlantic Ocean


Model # ATL006

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This sheet features two maps: the upper map shows the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with deep-sea soundings made by the American Navy under the direction of Lieutenant Maury; the lower map shows a cross-section of the ocean depicting the depths and land in a condensed view. In very good antique condition with some overall toning and a few spots/smudges, this sheet measures approximately 22 x 14 inches to the paper edges.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1856

Tableau, Showing the Distribution of Animal & Vegetable Life in Ascending Regions


Model # COM044

Maker: Cartee
Antique hand colored comparative diagram showing the various flora and fauna existing at different altitudes throughout the world, by Cartee, published in the "Atlas of Physical Geography," 1856. Good overall antique condition with heavy toning of the uncolored paper at the margins, and some areas of mild foxing/staining. Measures approximately 11.75" x 8.5" (H x W) to the neatline.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1856

Mountains & Rivers


Model # COM018

Maker: Colton/Johnson & Browning
Mountains & Rivers Comparative Map, showing the principal mountains and rivers in the world as known in 1859. This comparative map is stunning for its composition, artistic layout and information. Some of the information in now known to be inaccurate, for example, the Mississippi and Missouri River is listed as the longest river and the source of the Nile was not yet known. This map was published by Johnson & toning in Colton's General Atlas, the only atlas that includes the two well-known names of Johnson & toning and Colton. Good condition with brown spots mostly in the margins, toning in the center fold, and a tight upper margin that has a slight water stain. Color and strike of image are good and map is whole. Map measures approx. 16.5 x 23.5 inches to the neatline.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1859

Switzerland, Philip with Comparative Map diagram


Model # COM020

Maker: Philip
Hand colored map of Switzerland, colored by cantons, with mountains, lakes, cities, towns and railroad lines and stops. Diagram below the map includes comparative heights of principal mountains and passes of the Alps., very good condition overall with some foxing, both the map and diagram together measure 23" x 19".
Price: $250.00 Date: 1859

Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the World. Heights of the Principal Mountains of the World.


Model # COM036

Maker: Desilver
Antique hand colored comparative map of the known mountains and rivers, from Desilver's "A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World", 1859. At this time Mount Everest's height had been calculated and published in the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India but the mountain was known as Peak XY and it does not appear on this map (perhaps the data required verification). The source of the Nile had not yet been identified (the source of the Nile on this map is listed as the Mountains of the Moon). Lake Victoria was found by Europeans in 1858 but not confirmed as the source of the Nile until 1875. The tallest mountain on this map is Kunchinginga at 28,176 feet (Everest is 29,029 ft.). Good to very good condition with light toning at edges, slight image transfer, minor staining on left side, some small tears in edges, 12.5 x 16 inches to the edge of the decorative border.
Price: $200.00 Date: 1859

Mountains & Rivers


Model # COM006A

Maker: Johnson & Browning
Antique comparative map with early printed color showing principal mountains, rivers and lakes in the world as known in 1862. The source of the Nile was not yet known. Also includes a printed copy of the key to the mountains on a separate sheet, which are numbered by continent (the key is from the 1864 atlas and may not match up perfectly to the 1862 map). The blue printed color is slightly offset. Fair to good antique condition with toning of the paper, spoting/staining, and a seam separation at bottom. Measures approx. 16.5 x 25 inches to the neatline. Priced as-is.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1862

Mountains & Rivers


Model # COM006

Maker: Johnson and Ward
Antique comparative map with early printed color showing principal mountains, rivers and lakes in the world as known in 1864. The source of the Nile was not yet known. Also includes the key to the mountains on a separate sheet, which are numbered by continent. Very good antique condition with toning of the paper, water stains in the margins, and some mild tearing at the seam and seam separation which has been fixed with archival tape. Measures approx. 16.5 x 25 inches to the neatline.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1864

Johnson's Chart of Comparative Heights of Mountains and Lengths of Rivers of North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.


Model # COM007

Maker: Johnson and Ward
Hand colored antique comparative map, showing the comparative lengths of rivers and heights of mountains for each continent (except Australia). At this time Mount Everest's height had been calculated and the source of the Nile had been identified but was currently under dispute. Lake Victoria was found by Europeans in 1858 but not confirmed as the source of the Nile until 1875. Good antique condition with some spots and slight seam separationthat has been repaired, as well as light overall toning. Matted. Approx. 23" x 17" to the neatline. Priced as-is.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1864

Johnson's New Chart of National Emblems


Model # OTH282

Maker: Johnson
Antique print chart showing the flags, standards, and pennants of many countries, published by Johnson in 1868. This is an example of early printed color and some of the colors are slightly offset. Decorative border. Good to very good condition with some minor staining, mostly in the margins, and some small tears at the top and bottom paper edges. Approx. 17 x 23 inches to the outer edges of the decorative border.
Price: $165.00 Date: 1868

Mountains & Rivers


Model # COM013

Maker: Gray
Antique hand colored mountains and rivers comparative map, showing principal mountains, rivers and lakes in the world as known in 1873. The source of the Nile was not yet known. Statistical details are on the back of map. From Gray's Atlas. Very good overall antique condition with some toning at the paper edges. Approx. 16.5 x 25 inches to the neatline.
Price: $275.00 Date: 1873

VII. Tableau- Geologie, Fossiles, etc.


Model # COM038

Maker: Fayard
Antique hand colored page of comparative diagrams (including rivers, fossils, geology, oceans, and mountains.) Published by Fayard in the "Atlas Universel," 1877. Written in French. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and very mild foxing. Measures approximately 6.25" x 8.75" to the neatline.
Price: $25.00 Date: 1877

The World, Verso: The World on Mercator's Projection


Model # WOR298

Maker: Bartholomew
Antique printed color map of the world, shown in two hemispheres, with comparative view of the principal rivers and mountains of the world above and below (Recto.) On Verso: Map of the world on Mercator's Projection featuring information regarding distances between ports around the world, etc. Good to Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and some spots of minor staining/foxing (which affect the verso map more than the recto map's overall quality.) Each map measures approximately 9" x 12" (H x W) to the neatline.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1877

Mountains & Rivers


Model # COM045

Maker: Colton
Antique hand colored mountains and rivers comparative map, showing principal mountains and bodies of water in the world as known in 1886. This comparative map is stunning for its composition, artistic layout and information. Some of the information in now known to be inaccurate, for example, the Mississippi and Missouri River is listed as the longest river. With fold, as issued. Fair to good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, areas of mild foxing/staining, as well as noticeable water stains (mainly at the bottom left,) and some minor roughing/small tears at the outer edges of the paper. Map measures approximately 17" x 26.5" (H x W) to the outer edge of the decorative border. *Note: Priced As Is.
Price: $145.00 Date: 1886

Colton's Maps of the World


Model # WOR131

Maker: Colton
Six Antique hand colored maps of the world that comprise a double-spread from Colton's world atlas, depicting six different features: The Land and the Co-Tidal Lines; The Principal Features of Meteorology with inset rain map; The Principal Members of the Animal Kingdom with inset bird distribution map; Ocean Currents and River Systems; Distribution and Limits of Principal Plants with inset of vertical ranges of various plants; and The Productive Industry of Various Countries, all surrounded by Colton's decorative border. Fair antique condition, light water damage mostly outside border, very light minimal staining in some of the maps, paper is slightly wavy and toned overall, approx. 15 x 27 inches including border
Price: $175.00 Date: 1887

Rank of States and Territories In Population At Each Census (1790-1890)


Model # OTH235

Maker: Gannett
Antique printed color statistical diagram showing the ranking of states' populations at the time of each United States census from 1790 to 1890. With fold, as issued. Very good overall antique condition with minor toning throughout, which is heavier at the fold, as well as some roughing of the outer edges. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Image measures approximately 17" x 27.5", including title.
Price: $95.00 Date: 1898

Proportion of Urban to Total Population, By States and Territories-Historical: 1790 to 1890


Model # OTH236

Maker: Gannett
Antique black and white statistical diagram showing the proportion of urban to total population, by percentage, in the individual states of the United States from 1790 to 1890. Very good condition with some mild toning of the antique paper. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Measures approximately 18" x 13.5" to the neatline.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1898

Rank of The Most Populous Cities At Each Census: 1790-1890


Model # OTH237

Maker: Gannett
Antique printed color statistical diagram showing the ranking of the most populous cities in the United States at the time of each census from 1790 to 1890. With fold, as issued. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and some areas of very minor foxing. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Image measures approximately 16.25" x 27" (H x W), including title.
Price: $95.00 Date: 1898

Increase or Decrease of The Rural Population: 1880-1890 & Average Size of Families: 1890


Model # USA225

Maker: Gannett
Antique printed color page of two statistical maps, based on census data. The first map shows the increase/decrease of the rural population of the United States from 1880 to 1890. The second map shows the average size of American families in 1890. Very good condition with some mild toning of the antique paper, as well as some small tears at the edges. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Measures approximately 17.75" x 13", including title. (Note: These two maps can be separated, if desired. Please contact us if this is of interest.)
Price: $85.00 Date: 1898

A View of the Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers, and Heights of the Principal Mountains of the World


Model # COM042

Maker: Orr & Company
Antique hand colored comparative map of the mountains and rivers of the world, published by Orr & Company, drawn by Dower, c. 1849. At this time Mount Everest's height had not yet been calculated and the source of the Nile had not yet been identified. Lake Victoria was found by Europeans in 1858. The tallest mountain on this map is Kunchinginga at 28,177 feet (Everest is 29,029 ft.). The pyramids are included in the lower left side to give a sense of scale. Very good condition with mild toning and some other minor signs of age. Approx. 8.25 x 10.25 inches to the neatline.
Price: $175.00 Date: c. 1849

Physical Geography


Model # COM001

Maker: Black/Aikman
Uncolored comparative map of Humboldt's Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of Sea, compares plants and mountains using Humboldt's Life Zones, in English, from Black's atlas, black & white, 10"h x 14"w, plate engraved by Aikman, very good condition.
Price: $135.00 Date: c. 1860

The World, Verso: Physical Map of Europe


Model # WOR295

Maker: Weller/Bartholomew
Antique printed color map of the world, shown in two hemispheres, with comparative view of the principal rivers and mountains of the world above and below (Recto.) On Verso: A physical map of Europe which is colored to delineate the highlands and lowlands, and shows general ocean depth, current information, topographical information, etc. Published in The International Atlas and Geography: Modern, Historical, Classical and Physical... c.1870 by William Collins Sons & Co. with maps by John. Bartholomew and E. Weller. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and one area of paper loss at the bottom outer edge. Recto Map (World) measures approximately 9" x 12" (H x W) to the neatline. Verso Map (Europe) measures approx. 9" x 11.5" (H x W) to the neatline.
Price: $75.00 Date: c. 1870

The following 44 items have been sold

A Comparative View of some of the Principal Hills in Great Britain *****SOLD*****


Model # COM023

Maker: Moule
Antique black and white comparative map showing the many hills in England, with their names and heights. Including St. Pauls, Salisbury Cathedral, and Dover Cliff for comparison. Very good overall antique condition with stains at the paper edges and a close margin on the right side. Measures approximately 10 x 8 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1832

A Map of the Principal Rivers Shewing their Courses, Countries, and Comparative Lengths **SOLD**


Model # COM002

Maker: SDUK/Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Antique map published by the SDUK/Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Unusual layout, with the rivers of the world displayed around a centrally placed compass, includes also index of river lengths. Good condition, minor soil and aging as seen in the photo, minor edge wear, 12.25 x 15.5 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1834

A Map of the Principal Rivers Shewing their Courses, Countries, and Comparative Lengths *****SOLD*****


Model # COM002HC

Maker: SDUK/Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Antique hand colored map published by the SDUK/Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Unusual layout, with the rivers of the world displayed around a centrally placed compass, includes also index of river lengths. Good overall antique condition with some minor toning, foxing and wrinkling/creasing of the paper, as well as some heavy edge wear and mild tears. Measures approximately 15.5" x 12.25" to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1834

Comparative Heights of Mountains *****SOLD*****


Model # COM028

Maker: T.G. Bradford
Antique hand colored map showing Comparative Heights of Mountains from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa including Himmaleh (Himalayas), White, and Mount Blanc. Very good condition with some foxing around edges. By T.G. Bradford, in A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial, 1835. Approximately 8" x 10.25" **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1835

Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World, Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World *****SOLD*****


Model # COM039

Maker: Tanner
Antique hand colored comparative map showing principal mountains and rivers in the world, as known in 1836. The source of the Nile is listed as the Mountains of the Moon, and the tallest mountain listed on this map is Mt. Dwahalagiri at 26,262 ft. Now spelled as Dhaulagiri, it is actually the 7th tallest, and its actual height is 26,795 ft. Mt. Everest (the tallest mountain) is 29,029 ft. This map includes the elevations of some cities, national landmarks, and other specific locations, as well as the highest altitudes of the growth of some varieties of trees. Highly detailed and beautifully hand colored. Very good condition with mild toning throughout, and some surface soil. Measures approximately 11.75" x 15" to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1836

Comparative Heights of Mountains, Hauteur au Dessus de la Mer, de Points le Plus Eleves des Principles Chaines de Montagnes **SOLD**


Model # COM024

Maker: Barbie du Bocage
Antique uncolored comparative map displaying the heights of the known mountains of the world. Published in 1846 by Jean-Denis Barbie du Bocage. Note that the tallest mountain on this map is Dhaulagiri, which is now known as the 7th tallest. This is because the 6 taller mountains had not yet been discovered or measured. The first published height of Everest was not calculated until 1856. Good to very good antique condition with minor light foxing throughout and folds at lower corners. approx. 9.5 x 12.25 inches to the edge of the printed area
Price: Date: 1846

Comparative Heights of Buildings and Momuments, Tableau Comparatif de la Hauteur des Principaux Monuments **SOLD**


Model # COM025

Maker: Barbie du Bocage
Antique uncolored comparative map displaying the heights of the tallest monuments of the world. Published in 1846 by Jean-Denis Barbie du Bocage. Note that the Eiffel Tower is not on this print because it was not constructed until 1889 (completion date) but it was the tallest structure in the world from 1889 until 1930. Good to very good antique condition with minor light foxing throughout and folds at lower corners. approx. 9.5 x 12.25 inches to the edge of the printed area
Price: Date: 1846

A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains of the Western Hemisphere. ***SOLD***


Model # COM015B

Maker: Tallis
By Rapkin and Tallis, surrounded by decorated border. Good antique condition, minor staining as shown in photo, decorative border of title at top is slightly cut off, as shown in the photo, even toning, approx. 10.5 x 13.75 inches.
Price: Date: 1851

Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the World. Heights of the Principal Mountains of the World. ***SOLD***


Model # COM008

Maker: Mitchell/Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler
Antique hand colored comparative map of the known mountains and rivers, from Mitchell's "New Universal Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World, With a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities, etc.", 1853. At this time Mount Everest's height had not yet been calculated and the source of the Nile had not yet been identified (the source of the nile on this map is listed as the Mountains of the Moon). Lake Victoria was found by Europeans in 1858 but not confirmed as the source of the Nile until 1875. The tallest mountain on this map is Dwahalagiri at 26,262 feet (Everest is 29,029 ft). Very good condition with overall toning, slight image transfer, and small water stain in right margin, 13 x 16 inches. ***SOLD***
Price: Date: 1853

The World in Hemispheres **SOLD**


Model # WOR142

Maker: Cartee
This antique hand colored map entitled, The World in Hemispheres, Designed to Accompany Cartee's Physical and Political Geography, was published in 1856 by Hickling, Swan, and Brown. Engraved by G.W. Boynton, this map includes political borders as well as pictorial images of comparative heights of mountains and waterfalls, as well as the lengths of rivers. It was originally published in A School Atlas of Physical Geography, Illustrating, in a Series of Maps Compiled from the Celebrated Atlases of A. Keith Johnston, and of Milner and Petermann, The Elementary Facts of Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology, and Natural History by Cornelius S. Cartee, A. M. Measuring 11 x 13.5 inches, this piece is in very good antique condition with minor toning and foxing. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Geographical Distribution of the Most Important Plants Yielding Food, including the Cultivated Grains and other cultivated and wild Bread Plants with indications of the principal fruits… ***SOLD***


Model # WOR248

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of food-producing plants throughout the world, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. With inset maps showing the distribution of food-producing plants in Europe, plants yeilding spices and dyes in warmer regions, and the distribution of tea and spices grown in the East Indies, as well as a chart showing the distribution of food plants by height above sea level in various parts of the world. In very good antique condition with a slight seam separation at bottom that has been taped on the back (it is unknown whether or not the tape is archival), this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Geographical Distribution of Health and Disease. *****SOLD*****


Model # WOR259

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map showing the distribution of diseases such as leprosy, consumption, typhus, and more, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. In good antique condition with a 2 inch seam separation at the bottom that has been taped (it is unknown if the tape is archival), this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Geological & Palaeontological Map of the British Islands ***SOLD***


Model # WOR207

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color maps from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This is a set of two maps that show the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Ireland. These beautifully detailed maps are a very early example of the use of printed color. Includes detailed statistical information and illustrations of dinosaurs, fossils, and ammonite shells. In very good antique condition with some minimal overall toning, each piece measures approximately 20 x 23 inches. Sold as a set of 2. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

The Phenomena of Volcanic Action. *****SOLD*****


Model # WOR208

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. Full title is The Phenomena of Volcanic Action Showing the Regions Visited by Earthquakes and the Distribution of Volcanoes Over the Globe with Corrections and Revisions to 1854. This highly detailed world map shows insets of Iceland, Lower Italy, America's Eastern Coast, the Greek Islands, Hawaii, the Canary Islands, New Zealand, and Santorini. In good antique condition with some foxing, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches. As-is. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Geological Map of the United States and British North America *****SOLD*****


Model # USA292

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map of the United States, USA, and part of Canada, from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. This map is a very early example of the use of printed color. At the bottom of the page is a chart showing "A Geological Section across the Appalachian Mountains from the Coast of New Jersey at Egg Harbour to Lake Ontario near the Niagara River." In very good antique condition with some overall toning and very minor foxing, this piece measures approximately 20 x 24 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Physical Chart of the Atlantic Ocean Showing the Form & Direction of the Currents; Distribution of heat at the Surface, Navigation & Trade Routes, Banks, Rocks, &c. ***SOLD***


Model # ATL005

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. Also shows some wind currents and the paths of some voyages. In very good antique condition with some overall toning, this piece measures approximately 18.75 x 23.25 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Physical Chart of the Pacific Ocean or Great Sea (Mare Pacifico). Showing the Currents & Temperature of the Ocean, the Trade Routes, &c. ***SOLD***


Model # OCE120

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. Also shows some wind currents and the paths of some voyages. In very good antique condition with some overall toning, this piece measures approximately 18.75 x 23.25 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Physical Chart of the Indian Ocean Showing the Temperature of the Water, the Currents of the Air and Ocean, Directions of the Wind, Districts of Hurricanes, Regions of Monsoons & Ty-foons (Typhoons) *


Model # OCE121

Maker: A.K. Johnston
Antique printed color map from "The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena" by Alexander Keith Johnston, published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1856. Also shows some wind currents and the paths of some voyages. In very good antique condition with some overall toning, this piece measures approximately 18.75 x 23 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands ***SOLD***


Model # COM016B

Maker: Colton/Johnson & Browning
Hand colored comparative map showing the sizes of Lakes of the Western Hemisphere, Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere, Islands in the Western Hemisphere, and Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere. Dated 1855, this map was published in Colton's General Atlas of 1859, which was published by Johnson and Browning. It was the only atlas on which both publishers' names appeared. At the time of printing, Lake Victoria, one of the largest lakes in the world, had been seen by Europeans, but it was not circumnavigated until 1875. Very good condition, although the person who colored this map in 1859 accidentally smeared some blue in the Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere, approx. 13 x 16 inches to the outer edges of the decorative border. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1859

Botanische Geographie (Physical Geography) *****SOLD*****


Model # COM001GER

Maker: Aikman
Hand colored comparative map of Humboldt's Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of Sea, compares plants and mountains using Humboldt's Life Zones, in German, from Meyer's Handatlas, 10 x 14 inches, Aikman, very good condition, crease in upper right quadrant. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1860

A Diagram Exhibiting the Difference of Time Between the Places Shown and Washington *****SOLD*****


Model # COM021

Maker: Johnson & Browning
Antique hand colored diagram showing a multitude of clocks wherein the figures on the dials denote the Airline distances from Washington and the clock hands indicate the time in that location when it is 12:00 in Washington. This diagram was published just over two decades before standard time was adopted in 1883. Good overall antique condition with mild toning and wrinkling throughout, some areas of foxing, and some roughing/minor tearing of the outer edges of the paper. Printed area measures approximately 15 x 13.5 inches (H x W) overall. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1861

A Time Table Indicating the Difference in Time Between the Principal Cities of the World, and also Showing their Air-Line Distance from Washington. **SOLD**


Model # WOR126

Maker: Mitchell
This hand-colored antique time table was published before standard time and shows the time in various cities compared to 12:00 time in Washington DC. This item comes from Mitchell's 1868 New General Atlas. The World in Hemispheres with other Projections is the map on verso. It is in good antique condition with overall toning and foxing as well as some light staining. The printed area measures approximately 13.5 x 11 inches.**SOLD**
Price: Date: 1868

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands *****SOLD*****


Model # COM016

Maker: Colton
Hand colored comparative map showing the sizes of Lakes of the Western Hemisphere, Lakes in the Eastern Hemisphere, Islands in the Western Hemisphere, and Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere. Dated 1855, 1871 printing. At the time of printing, Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world, had been seen by Europeans, but it was not circumnavigated until 1875. Very good condition with minor toning, approx. 12 x 15". **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1871

World Tides and River Basins ***SOLD***


Model # WOR137

Maker: Guyot
Antique printed color map showing global ocean tide patterns and a comparative chart of the world's great rivers and their lengths, surface areas, and sources, titled "Map of the Course of the Tidal Wave in the Three Great Oceans and the Great River Basins of the World," by A. Guyot, Swiss geographer and Princeton professor, from "Guyot's Geographical Series, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Intermediate Geography." At the time of printing this map, Lake Victoria had not yet been confirmed as the source of the Nile, and the Amazon was still considered the longest river. Verso contains text on Waves and Tides. Very good overall antique condition with very light toning, measures approx. 8 x 11 inches **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1872

World Magnetic Declination ***SOLD***


Model # WOR138

Maker: Guyot
Antique printed color map showing global lines of equal magnetic declination, titled "Lines of equal magnetic Delination Epoch 1858" by A. Guyot, Swiss geographer and Princeton professor, from "Guyot's Geographical Series, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Intermediate Geography." Very good overall antique condition with very light toning, map measures approx. 5.5 x 11 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1872

World Temperatures *****SOLD*****


Model # WOR139

Maker: Guyot
Antique printed color map showing global isotherms, titled "Map of the World Showing the Distribution of the Temperature of the Air and the Course of the Annual Isothermal Lines", by A. Guyot, Swiss geographer and Princeton professor, from "Guyot's Geographical Series, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Intermediate Geography." Verso contains text on the world's winds and physical climate. Very good condition with very light toning and fold impression stains, map measures approx. 11 x 18 inches *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1872

World Marine Currents ***SOLD***


Model # WOR140

Maker: Guyot
Antique printed color map showing global "Marine Currents", by A. Guyot, Swiss geographer and Princeton professor, from "Guyot's Geographical Series, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Intermediate Geography." Accompanying text below and on reverse. Very good condition with very light toning, map measures approx. 5.5 x 9 inches **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1872

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands in Eastern and Western Hemispheres *****SOLD*****


Model # COM022

Maker: Gray
Antique hand colored map comparing the world's lakes and islands from "Gray's Atlas of the U.S. with General Maps of the World". At the time of printing, the first circumnavigation of Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world, would have just recently been completed. It is not included on this chart, perhaps because the information had not yet reached map makers. Reverse side has map of North America where Alaska is a territory and most of modern Canada is British possession. Shows political boundaries of the time, cities, land forms, bodies of water, rivers, and islands. Good to very good condition with minor light spotting and overall toning. Approx. 12 x 15 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1876

VI. Tableau- Hauteurs comparees du Globe & Accidens divers de la Terre ***SOLD***


Model # COM037

Maker: Fayard
Antique hand colored comparative map of the mountains of the world. Published by Fayard in the "Atlas Universel," 1877. Written in French. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and very mild foxing. Measures approximately 6" x 8.75" to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1877

New Map of the World in Hemispheres. With Comparative Views of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the Globe.*****SOLD*****


Model # WOR053

Maker: Gray
Antique hand colored map of the world in hemispheres, surrounded by fascinating comparative diagrams of mountain heights and river lengths, and world "time diagram". Very good overall antique condition, some toning at edges, 16.25 x 17.25 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1879

Gray's New Map of the World in Hemispheres, with Comparative Views of the Heights of Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers on the Globe *****SOLD*****


Model # WOR071

Maker: Gray
Map of World with Western and Eastern Hemispheres, divided by countries and regions. This stunning map is packed with information and combines a world map with artistic comparative details of mountains, rivers, and a diagram of time, from Gray's Atlas. 16 1/2 x 26", Very good overall antique condition, small seam separation at bottom and some minor stains at paper edges. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1884

Eastern Hemisphere with Comparative Lengths of Rivers … and Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains. *****SOLD*****


Model # WOR128

Maker: Mitchell
Eastern Hemisphere with Comparative Lengths of Rivers of Europe and Comparative Lengths of Rivers of Asia and Africa and Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains of the Eastern Hemisphere. This hand-colored antique map from Mitchell's 1884 New General Atlas shows political boundaries, cities, water bodies, as well as land features. Reverse of paper shows a Map of the World on the Mercator Projection Exhibiting the American Continent and its Center. This map is in very good antique condition with minor overall toning. It measures approximately 13.5 x 11 inches. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1884

Western Hemisphere with Comparative Lengths of Rivers … and Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains. *****SOLD*****


Model # WOR129

Maker: Mitchell
Western Hemisphere with Comparative Lengths of Rivers of Europe and Comparative Lengths of Rivers of Asia and Africa and Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains of the Eastern Hemisphere. This hand-colored antique map from Mitchell's 1884 New General Atlas shows political boundaries, cities, water bodies, as well as land features. Reverse of paper shows A Time Table Indicating the Difference in Time Between the Principal Cities of the World and Also Showing their Air-Line Distance from Washington. This map is in very good antique condition with minor overall toning. It measures approximately 13.5 x 11 inches. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1884

Notable High Buildings of the World *****SOLD*****


Model # COM035

Maker: Rand McNally
Antique printed color chart showing various buildings and monuments throughout the world to compare their heights. By Rand McNally & Co., 1892. The Eiffel Tower had been completed just three years earlier and truly towers over the other buildings, to the extent that they needed to crop the middle section and include an inset of the top. A wide variety of buildings are included, such as the Washington Monument, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Bunker Hill Monument. Very good overall antique condition with a few very light spots, and toning that gets darker at the edges. Approx. 12.5 x 9 inches to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1892

Comparative Length in Miles of the Principal Rivers of The World, Comparative Height in Feet of The Principal Mountains of The World ***SOLD***


Model # COM032

Maker: Cram
Antique printed color comparative illustration of the lengths of the world's rivers and the heights of the world's mountains. Very good condition with some slight overall toning. By Cram, 1894, original atlas unknown. Measures approximately 11.5" x 9" to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1894

Diagram of The Principal High Buildings of The Old World *****SOLD*****


Model # COM033

Maker: Cram
Antique printed color comparative illustration of the heights of buildings "of the Old World." Includes a key at the bottom of the map to identify each building. Printed color of each building represents its building materials (e.g. Red indicates Brick, Yellow indicates gold, etc.). At this time (map published in 1894), the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure in the world. Very good condition with some slight overall toning. By Cram, 1894, original atlas unknown. Measures approximately 9.25" x 12.25" to the neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1894

Elevations of The World in Sections *****SOLD*****


Model # COM034

Maker: Cram
Antique printed black and white map showing elevations of the World in sections. Has two sections, which may be separated if desired. Very good condition with some slight overall toning. By Cram, 1894, original atlas unknown. Measures approximately 8.75" x 12.5" to the neatline (measured as both sections together). **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1894

Population of The United States (Excluding Indians Not Taxed): 1790 to 1820 *****SOLD*****


Model # USA221

Maker: Gannett
Antique printed color page of four statistical maps showing the distribution of the population of the United States in 1790, 1800, 1810, and 1820, respectively. Each map notes the center of the population at that time. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and some areas of foxing/staining at the outer edges. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Image measures approximately 18" x 13" (H x W), including title. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1898

Population of The United States (Excluding Indians Not Taxed): 1830 to 1860 *****SOLD*****


Model # USA222

Maker: Gannett
Antique printed color page of four statistical maps showing the distribution of the population of the United States in 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860, respectively. Each map shows the center of population at that time. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, and some areas of foxing at the outer edges. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Image measures approximately 18" x 13" (H x W), including title. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1898

Distribution of The Population of The United States (Excluding Indians Not Taxed): 1870 & 1880 *****SOLD*****


Model # USA223

Maker: Gannett
Antique printed color page of two statistical maps showing the distribution of the population of the United States in 1870 and 1880, respectively, based on census data. Map for 1870 shows range/hunting grounds. Both maps show Indian Reservation land and the centers of population at that time. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout. By Henry Gannett, in The Statistical Atlas of the United States- Eleventh Census, 1898. Image measures approximately 17.75" x 13" (H x W), including title. (Note: These two maps can be separated, if desired. Please contact us if this is of interest.) **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1898

Rivers - Mountains*****SOLD*****


Model # COM019

Maker: Collins
Black and white comparative map of Rivers and Mountains arranged by hemishere, from Collins Appleton Atlas, drawn by Russell and originally published by Collins, very good condition, minor separation in lower center fold and minor foxing, 9 1/2 x 11 3/4.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: c. 1840

Comparative Heights of Mountains and Lengths of Rivers *****SOLD*****


Model # COM027

Maker: William Mackenzie
Antique black and white comparative map displaying the heights of the known mountains and lengths of the known rivers of the world. Published circa 1860 by William Mackenzie. Note that the index for the mountains is not included. On this map the source of the Nile, now known as the longest river, had been identified but the length was still unknown. The Mississippi River is shown as the longest because it shows the combined lengths of the Mississippi River and Missouri River. Good antique condition with a few minor spots, red coloring at the bottom on the word "Mountains", and archival tape on verso to repair four small tears at the top and bottom edges and some seam separation (see photo). approx. 9.75 x 11.75 inches to the neatline. Priced as is. **SOLD**
Price: Date: c. 1860

Outlines and Comparative Sizes of Remarkable Edifices in Both Hemispheres *****SOLD*****


Model # COM031

Maker: Tunison
Antique colored comparative print showing the heights of famous buildings and monuments of the world at this time. The Eiffel Tower is not on this print because it was not constructed at this time. Buildings that are shown include the Pyramid of Cheops, the colosseum, many churches and catedrals, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Washington Monument, and more. From Tunison's Peerless Universal Atlas of the World, c. 1885. Very good condition with minor light soiling. Approx. 10 x 12.5 inches to the border edge. **SOLD**
Price: Date: c. 1885

Die bekannteren Hohen uber das Meeres Flache in transparenten Profilen.


Model # COM005

Maker: Stieler
Hand colored engraved antique comparative chart of mountain heights above sea level from Stieler's Hand-Atlas uber alle theile der Erde nach dem neuesten Zustande und uber das Weltgebaude, circa 1852, Gotha, bei Justus Perthes. Very good overall antique condition, approx. 11.5 x 14.5 inches. ***Sold***
Price: Date: circa 1852


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