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Vintage Infographics – River Deep Mountain High

Vintage Infographics – River Deep Mountain High
Illustration Title: Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of The World
Publisher: William Darton
Publication Title: ‘New and Improved View of the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers In The World, The whole Judiciously arranged from the various Authorities Extant’.
Author: WR Gardner
Date: 1823
The writing in the top left corner of the plate:
‘Notices to the Rivers’
“In the construction of the Rivers, it is necessary to observe that our intention has been to effect three grand objects; First, to give to all their true Geographical course and Figure; Secondly, their Comparative Lengths from their Source to their respective destination, and, lastly, their Lengths as would be obtained by the Sailing of a Vessel in the centre of the Stream, as correct as the best Maps will allow. This explanation will (it is presumed) account for the apparent inconsistency that appears in the arrangement, from the irregularity of their Lengths, which is occasioned by the contraction of some from the numerous meanderings in their course, for Example; the Hoan Ho [Yellow River], appears longer than the Mississippi, the former being more direct, & the latter more numerous in its windings, so with regard to the rest.”
from ‘Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers’ –
[bookreview]:
“This may be the earliest chart to depict the heights of mountains and the lengths of rivers together in one illustration, with the rivers hanging down over the mountains. Wolter1 says that Bulla’s ‘Tableau Comparatif’ of 1826 [-see below-] is the earliest of the combined mountain and river type, but he had not seen this chart by Gardner done three years earlier and does not list it. This chart is beautifully done and, while not large in size, it is impressive in its scope.
Full color. Map is mounted on linen, dissected into 8 sections with an end sheet label reading “The Most Approved Modern Maps, Plans, And Charts, Of every Description, From The Best Authorities, Constantly on Sale at William Darton’s Map, Print, and Chart Warehouse, 58, Holborn Hill, London…”. Map folds into a dark green marbled cardboard case with a turquoise paper label printed with the map title (as above); there is a “William Darton’s, Map seller” bookplate label on the back of the case.”
1‘The Heights of Mountains and the Lengths of Rivers’, IN: Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, July, 1972. [also, see Wolter’s book]

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