Very attractive engraving comparing the elevations of the major mountains of the world and the lengths of the major rivers of the world. The work also shows the elevations of important cities and other features, such as mountain passes.
Over one hundred mountains are shown, with various additional features such as their snowlines and volcanic activities noted. The shape of rivers, and their headlands are shown. Text around the map provides information on additional features, such as the heights of the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest waterfalls.
In all, this is a wonderfully colored example of this very informative engraving.
Original hand color. Very minor facsimile in "E" and "I" of title.