I love this, I want a copy to hang on my wall!
In this Pictoral Chart of Geographical Definitions, you will see confusing geographic terminologies explained rather simply and quite elegantly! Below, you'll see the original map, circa 1870, from the David Rumsey Collection.
This antique map illustratively shows a fortified town with a canal leading into it from a Harbor that is connected to "mouths of river," to a chanenel, to a passage, close to a reef. It's pretty interesting to think about how sailors over 140 years ago used this map. It's still quite informational to this day!
(Published by E.W. Smith & Co., 17 & 18 South 6th. St. Philadelphia PA. The Bancroft Company Lith., S.F. J.L. Smith Co. Maps.)
Posted in Life & Health on Sep 04, 2015
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