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Stock# 61457
Description

Interesting illustration of the principal mountains and rivers of the World, with a key on either side identifying the mountains and rivers shown, including a number of active volcanoes.

Kunchinginga is listed as the tallest mountain in the world, at 28,176 feet. The Mississippi River is shown as the longest river, followed by the Amazon and the Yangtze.

Mountains and Rivers plates were popularized in commercial atlases in the 1820s and 1830s and include a number of fantastic comparative illustrations.