Monday, October 1, 2012

Mount Everest Maps

A collection of maps of Mount Everest.
Mount Everest, measuring from sea level, is the tallest mountain on Earth. The summit ridge of the mountain marks the border between Nepal and Tibet. In Nepal the mountain is called Sagarmatha (forehead of the sky) and in Tibet Chomolangma (mother of the universe); and although it was named Everest by Sir Andrew Waugh, the British surveyor-general of India, in honour of his predecessor Sir George Everest, the popular pronunciation of Everest is different from how Sir George pronounced his own last name.
Mount Everest location (click to enlarge)


National Geographic Magazine, 1988
Schweizerischer Mittelschulatlas, 1962
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Other maps: http://www.codex99.com/cartography/48.html

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