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Charles Smith: A Comparative Picture of the Principal Waterfalls of the World

Map: WLD4535
 
Cartographer: Charles Smith
Title: A Comparative Picture of the Principal Waterfalls of the World
Date: 1834
Published: London
Width: 21 inches / 54 cm
Height: 14 inches / 36 cm
Map ref: WLD4535
Description:
This exquisite comparative diagram shows the heights of the known waterfalls of the world in an imaginative tableau. At the bottom of the image, two men and their dog admire the view, a clever way to create a sense of scale. The highest known waterfall is recorded as the Cascade of Gavarny in the Pyrenees.

This image was re-issued a decade later by the educational publisher James Reynolds in a smaller format. The Reynolds edition was drawn and engraved by John Emslie. Though uncredited, it is possible that this image was also an Emslie creation.

Original hand-colour. [WLD4535]