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James Wilson and Isaac Eddy, engravers, CHRONOLOGY DELINEATED TO ILLUSTRATE THE HISTORY OF MONARCHICAL REVOLUTIONS. Weathersfield, VT: Isaac Eddy, 1813.

Chronology Delineated

The Chronology Delineated, employing a striking tree metaphor to depict the rise and fall of world governments from precisely 4004 BC (the date of the “universal Deluge”) to the beginning of the 19th century. Engraved by James Wilson and Isaac Eddy, two leading figures in the early 19th-century flourishing of the engraving arts in Vermont’s […]

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The United States at a glance

Only the second example located of this unusual broadside. Presumably designed for use in schools, it offers up a cornucopia of demographic, economic, geographic, and political information about the United States and its individual states and territories. The text and tables are complemented by wood-engraved illustrations, including a “Comparative View of Mountains,” “Profile of the […]

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Spectacular chart of maritime flags

By the 19th century, books and broadsides providing mariners with a ready reference to the hundreds of flags they might encounter at sea were an established genre. This example by Copley is however most unusual for its size, very fine coloring and extreme rarity. The chart includes 187 smaller flags and pennants arranged in 11 rows, with […]

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A landmark chart of history by Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley’s very rare New Chart of History, a “masterpiece of visual economy” (Rosenberg and Grafton) and a landmark in the display of information. Offered here in extremely fresh condition, with vibrant original color. The polymathic Joseph Priestly (1733-1804) was a British clergyman, theologian, scientist, political theorist, educator and prolific author with more than 150 […]

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