Physical Geography c1850
Physical Geography. Adam & Charles Blacks rare map c1850. Drawn and engraved by George Aikman with later hand colour. A profile view of the Andes Mountains featuring Ecuador's Mt Chimborazo based on the 1805 illustration by the German explorer and scientist Alexander Von Humboldt. Humboldt’s Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of the Sea.
This is a fascinating map of the distribution of plants according to elevation in the Americas. Includes the heights of various mountains around the world and reference to both terrestrial and subterranean plants. A fascinating and beautiful chart.
Published: Adam and Charles Black c1850
Good condition, some small fox spots and general wear, age tone with later wash and outline hand colour, blank to verso. Engraved area approx: 10.5" x 14.5" ((266mm x 368mm)
A genuine antique map over 170 years old