Mapping the Rivers of the World

J. H. Colton, a native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was one of the foremost names in the collection and publication of maps and atlases in from the 1830’s to the 1890’s. This map uses the motif of a bar graph to represent the lengths of the major rivers of the world, including Colton’s and our hometown river, the Connecticut or “Quinetucket”.

J. H. Colton’s unique map of the principal rivers and mountains of the world

J.H. Colton biography


About gflaplante

Science teacher at Suffield Academy (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Genetics, Electives, 20 Global Problems)
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