By: Johnson & Ward
Date: 1862 (Published) New York
Original Size: 17 x 24 inches (43.18 x 61 cm)
This is a Vintage Map Shop reproduction of a lovely chart of the mountains and rivers of the world is both highly informative and pleasing to the eye. The original chart was published by Johnson and Ward out of New York, NY in 1862 as part of Johnson's Family Atlas.
The top half displays over 40 rivers and continuous waterways by length if they were to be straightened out. The lower half of the chart features 88 mountains and hills assorted by height from Mount Everest to Bunker Hill. Volcanoes are distinguished by a plume of smoke rising from the summit. Throughout both charts, numerous towns, lakes, cities, monuments, from around the world are identified with their respective altitude. This is a superb piece of historic wall décor for any outdoor and adventure travel enthusiast, especially those that enjoy mountain climbing, backpacking, river rafting or kayaking.