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Schoolboy map of the world with American eagle and shield

A lovely and accomplished schoolboy map with delicately rendered patriotic imagery. In the 18th and 19th centuries map drawing was an important method of geographic education at the primary level, and “schoolboy” and “schoolgirl” maps are frequently encountered on the market.  The great majority are unadorned and relatively pedestrian, but this example by George A. Knight […]

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Charles Craig, A MAP of KENTUCKY BY CHARLES CRAIG. [Kentucky, ca. 1800.]

Schoolboy manuscript map of Kentucky, drawn on the frontier

A schoolboy map of Kentucky, remarkable for its size, excellent detail, Kentucky origins 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 in New England, New York and Pennsylvania, and it is […]

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A marvelous Vermont schoolboy map

An unusually ornate and decorative example of the genre.  In the 18th and 19th centuries map drawing was an important method of geographic education at the primary level, and “schoolboy” and “schoolgirl” maps are frequently encountered on the market.  The great majority are unadorned and relatively pedestrian, but this Vermont schoolboy map is extraordinary for its […]

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War of 1812 manuscript map after Shelton and Kensett

A most unusual patriotic manuscript map by an American child. Unfinished and as such raising intriguing questions. In the 18th and 19th centuries map copying was an important method of geographic education at the primary level, and “schoolboy-” and “schoolgirl maps” are frequently encountered on the market.  The great majority are unadorned and relatively pedestrian, […]

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