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Digging into the details, this map compares our world’s rivers and mountains

Here are some examples of classical infographic maps that embrace a wealth of detail, despite limited access to topographical information. Image: Unsplash/Tobias Keller

Nick Routley

Creative Director & Writer, Visual Capitalist

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J H Colton's 1849 map is believed to be the first edition of the iconic mountains and rivers infographic map. Image: Visual Capitalist

This diagram, produced by Alexander von Humboldt in 1805, reveals many geographical features. Image: Visual Capitalist

An infographic map of rivers. Image: Visual Capitalist
Some of South America’s high-altitude population centres can be spotted on the infographic map. Image: Visual Capitalist
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