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Orographical Map Of The Globe

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Orographical Map Of The Globe : A. Petermann / J. Dower

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A finely engraved and detailed physical showing a double hemisphere with natural features emphasised. Petermann was one of the leading thematic mapmakers of the period often working closely with London publishers and, in Edinburgh, with W & A.K. Johnston and Bartholemews. The lower margin of the map contains a wealth of information with a table of mountain heights, the snow line around the globe, a coloured key to coral reefs and areas of dominant vegetation, and a further small double hemisphere dividing the world into spheres of predominantly land and water coverage. Minor centrefold reinforcement.
region: World Maps
mapmakers: A. Petermann J. Dower  
place and date of publication: London c. 1850
medium and colour: steelplate, original outline colour
size in mm: 300 by 485mm (11.75 by 19 inches).
ref: 44217

Price: £ 100

 
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