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Asia
1857
Printer:Printed by Bingham & Kelly , American, 1857 - 1859
Publisher:Published by O. D. Case , American, 1826 - 1903
Lithography; black printer's ink and watercolor on paper, lined with linen
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 22 3/4 x 27 3/8in. (57.8 x 69.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 5/8 x 29in. (62.5 x 73.7cm) Mount (height x width): 25 1/8 x 29 3/8in. (63.8 x 74.6cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Gallery Copy: In contrast to the earlier version issued by Mitchell in 1841, this 1857 for teaching schoolchildren about the geography of Asia includes considerably more detail, especially in India or Hindostan, as it is called in the text, where more cities and more geographical features are identified. Asia is described as "the largest and most populous grand division of the globe.... The religion is mostly Pagan and Mohammedan; far the greatest number of people are Pagan. Here man was created and placed in the Garden of Eden and here he sinned and brought death into the world... Here, too was the scene of the birth, crucifixion, an ascension of Christ, the Redeemer of mankind."
Description: Map of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India and the Far East. The countries are not labeled; instead, they are numbered. There are also smaller numbers and circles that correspond with a key published separately from the map. Natural features include elevation, depicted with hachure marks; deserts, depicted with clusters of dots; rivers and islands.
Cartographic Note: Scale: About 2 3/4 inches equals 600 miles Constituent Note: Mitchell's Series of Outline Maps were first issued in 1841 by Mather, Case, Tiffany & Burnham of Hartford, Connecticut and Augustus Mitchell of Philladelphia.. In 1857, the maps were updated and resissued. This time the printing was done by a new lithography firm, Bingham & Kelly and the maps and the accompanying key were published by O.D. Case & Co., both in Hartford.
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "Mitchell's Series / OF / OUTLINE MAPS, / FOR THE USE OF / ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS, / REVISED AND IMPROVED. / No. 7. / HARTFORD, / PUBLISHED BY O.D. CASE & CO." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by S. Augustus Mitchell, in the Clerk's Office of the Dist. Court of the Eastern Dist. of Penn." Bottom center, printed in black ink: "Lith. of Bingham & Kelly. Hartford, Conn." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by O.D. Case & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the Dist. Court of Conn."
Object Number: 1972.36.55.7
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