Comparative Geography (mountains + rivers), 1854

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    1. ahp00k 63 months ago | reply

      Paging Dr Tufte... Dr Tufte to the examining room

    2. thenakedsnail 63 months ago | reply

      Incredible detail and amazingly satisfying to look at

    3. baars 63 months ago | reply

      I wonder why it lists the Missouri river as the longest? Wikipedia has it at 2,540 miles.

    4. mahalie 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!!! This would be a spectacular living room feature...

    5. mcgurver 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, and so much like our current visual understanding of our bloodstreams that it easily makes me understand the notion of the planet as a living presence.

    6. sethoscope 63 months ago | reply

      The Missouri and Mississippi rivers merge in St Louis. Nowadays the river that's downstream of both is called the Mississippi, but this map shows the Missouri going all the way to New Orleans. There's a discussion of this at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_length , as well as a rather different ranking. But it's not as pretty. :)

    7. undergroundbastard 63 months ago | reply

      ahp00k - so true! Beautiful, but the context is missing...

    8. peacay 63 months ago | reply

      Did you click on the links below the pic undergroundbastard? Otherwise I don't know what you mean by context.

    9. tobybear 62 months ago | reply

      I love this post - truly fantastic - nice find!

    10. prdamrcn 50 months ago | reply

      These are all incredible!

    11. carlosthedesigner 36 months ago | reply

      Best infographic I have seen in long time

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