Physical Geography. Humboldt's Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation above the Level of the Sea

Method Steel engraved
Artist Aikman, George
Published Geo. Aikman Sculpt. [London, c.1846]
Dimensions 255 x 370 mm
Notes A comparative chart of the distribution of plants in the equatorial regions of the Americas, from 'Black's General Atlas of the World.' The map employs a clever schematic approach to present its data, overlaying three peaks (Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, and Teyde) to demonstrate altitude and plotting the individual plant species names in points or arcs on the slopes to demonstrate their distribution and range, while also including a pictorial representation of botanical coverage along the left hand side of the map. A few other points of reference, including the summit of Mont Blanc, the height of the city of Quito, and the peak of Vesuvius, are included to provide perspective.

George Aikman ARSA (1830–1905) was a Scottish painter and engraver.

Condition: Minor time toning to edges of sheet. Minor creasing to margins. Blank on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 49138