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The Geographical Distribution of Health & Disease, in Connection Chiefly with Natural Phenomena.

By: Alexander K. Johnston

Date: 1856 (published) Edinburgh

Dimensions: 20.25 x 24.25 inches (51.5 x 61.5 cm)

This is an incredible world map that focuses in great detail the distribution of health and disease and its relation to natural phenomena during the mid-19th century.

The map is color coded with relation to the overall health of large regions throughout the world. Of the diseases included in the map Cholera, Leprosery, Small Pox, Dysentery, and Yellow Fever seem to be the most prominent. More localized notes on the severity and timing of these diseases are also offered throughout the map.

Inset charts present data on consumption and rheumatism by continent as well as the comparative value of life in different countries, cities, and towns. Another inset maps the fever districts of the United States and West Indies. Other interesting details found within the map include the track of Cholera and separately the British Navy throughout the world, as well as the locations of the hottest and coldest places on Earth during the months of July and January.

Condition: This map is in A condition with full margins and fine color on clean and sturdy paper. Minor fold separations at the top and bottom of the map have been reinforced on the verso.

Inventory #11255

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