Illustrations of the Glacier Systems of the Alps and of Glacial Phenomena in General. From the Surveys and Sketches of Professor Forbes, The Maps of Raymond, Weiss, Charpentier etc.
Showing 4 maps, 2 diagrams and 4 smaller inset maps. Map of the Glacier System of Mont Blanc; Map of the Snow Field and the Glacier of the Bernese Oberland; Sketch of part of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni; Map of the limits of the Erratic deposit of the valley of the Rhone; Diagrams showing the actual slope of the Mer de Glace and its Tributaries, and Sketch of the Snowline. The inset maps consist of Canal shaped glacier (Miage); Oval Glacier (Allalein) Basin shaped Glacier (Talefre), and Glacier of the second order (Schonhorn near the Simplon).
This very informative, tinted map by A.K.Johnston, from The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena, 1848.
Size 58 x 49 cm. Condition good.