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- Published: Paris
- Published date: 1840
- Issue date: 1840
- Type: map
- Technique: Copper engraving / hand colored.
- Category: Monuments
- Size: 440 by 585mm (17¼ by 23 inches).
- Stock number: 32288
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionThis is a comparative chart of the heights of the monuments of the world, it depicts 71 different numerically identified monuments located throughout the world, although the majority are in Europe, and the majority of those are located in France. A table, situated in the bottom quarter of the chart, bears the name, location, height, and a small note about each of the 71 monuments. The monuments represented include the Pyramids at Giza, numerous bell towers of churches and cathedrals throughout Europe, such as those at Vienna, Rouen , Chartres, Hamburg, and Reims, Westminster in London, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Arc de Triomphe to name only a few. Each of the monuments is depicted in profile, allowing for easy recognition of each of them. Aristide Michel Perrot (1793 - 1879) was a French geographer, cartographer, and essayist active during the 19th century. Perrot specialized in miniature maps that appear in numerous French atlases. Perrot was also a prolific writer and his works include geographic lexicons and several essays.
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