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Jacob Skeen, Kentucky Lith. & Printing Co., GENEALOGICAL CHRONOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL CHART. EMBRACING BIBLICAL AND PROFANE HISTORY OF ANCIENT TIMES FROM ADAM TO CHRIST. Louisville, KY: Skeen Chart Co. Limited, February 1887.

A somewhat mysterious Shaker infographic

A remarkable infographic, perhaps designed in the 1880s as an educational tool to help arrest the decline of the Shaker Church. The chart features a timeline of major Biblical figures and ancient empires; genealogical charts for the descendants of Adam and Eve, Noah, King David, Herod and others; charts listing the miracles and parables of […]

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Emma Willard / Samuel Maverick, engraver / Clayton & Van Norden, Printers, A SERIES OF MAPS TO WILLARD’S History of the United States, OR, REPUBLIC OF AMERICA. DESIGNED FOR SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE LIBRARIES. New York: White, Gallaher & White, 1829.

A landmark historical atlas by pioneering educator Emma Willard

The first historical atlas of the United States, by pioneering educator Emma Willard, who in the service of her broader mission became America’s first female map maker. Willard’s atlas features twelve single- or double-sheet maps, beginning with an “introductory map” of the “locations and wanderings of the aboriginal tribes.” Though Native American peoples had long been […]

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Mary H. L. Craig, A map of the United States drawn by Mary H. L. Craig at the Domestic Academy.[Washington County, Kentucky, ca. 1813-14.]

Patriotic schoolgirl map drawn in early 19th-century Kentucky

A most unusual patriotic manuscript map by an American schoolgirl remarkable for its Kentucky origins, interesting subject matter, pleasing design, relatively good condition, and superb provenance. “School” maps are frequently encountered on the antiquarian market; indeed, we have handled perhaps two dozen in the past decade. However, the vast majority of surviving examples were produced […]

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Soren Eliasen Holm's SAMLING af 50 smaae Landkort i Traesnit

Rare Danish world atlas

The “Samling af 50 smaae Landkort,” a charming 1829 Danish-language school atlas compiled and published by a troubled educator. The atlas includes a double-sheet map of the world and 49 single-sheet maps of the continents; European countries, Russia and Turkey; and Danish regions, all in early outline color (The title calls for 50 maps, counting […]

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Odo Staab, [Didactic manuscript map of Europe.] [Germany], 1813.

A remarkable work of educational folk art

A unique and utterly charming early 19th-century manuscript visual compendium, combining cartography and natural history and most likely executed for classroom or tutorial use.  The composition features a central map of Europe, likely based on one from Johannes Walch’s Allgemeiner Atlas, first issued in 1803.  The map is surrounded by a plethora of finely-detailed vignettes: portraits […]

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Edward Quin / Sidney Hall (engraver), AN HISTORICAL ATLAS; IN A SERIES OF MAPS OF THE WORLD AS KNOWN AT DIFFERENT PERIODS; CONSTRUCTED UPON AN UNIFORM SCALE, AND COLOURED ACCORDING TO THE POLITICAL CHANGES OF EACH PERIOD: ACCOMPANIED BY A NARRATIVE OF THE LEADING EVENTS EXHIBITED IN THE MAPS: FORMING TOGETHER A GENERAL VIEW OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY, FROM THE CREATION TO A.D. 1828. London: Robert Benton Seeley & William Burnside, 1830.

Edward Quin’s innovative atlas of world history

A striking 1830 historical atlas presenting the progress of history and the expansion of geographical knowledge of the world from a European perspective, depicted on a sequence of twenty-one maps each capturing a historical epoch, with accompanying explanatory text. Note: The illustrations depict only four of the 21 maps in the Atlas; the full contents […]

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Printed by Thomas and John Fleet, PROCERIBUS POLITIAE MASSACHUSETTENSIS HONORATISSIMIS et consultissimis, Reverendissimisque Viris, Ecclesiarum in Oppidis sex Vicinis Presbyteris Academiae CANTABRIGIENSIS NOV-ANGLORUM CURATORIBUS vigilantissimis…. Cambridge: July 15, 1778.

Rare Revolutionary-era Harvard commencement broadside

A rare Harvard commencement broadside issued in 1778 while the Revolutionary War was raging, with interesting features suggesting the prevalence at the College of patriotic and republican sentiments. Though the broadside makes no mention of the fact, Harvard had canceled its public commencement ceremony for 1778, as it had every year since the uproar in […]

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