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Africa
1841
Printer:Printed by Mather, Case, Tiffany & Burnham , American, active 1841
Lithography; black printer's ink and watercolor on paper, lined with linen
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 23 x 27 5/8in. (58.4 x 70.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 1/4 x 29in. (61.6 x 73.7cm) Mount (height x width): 24 5/8 x 29 3/8in. (62.5 x 74.6cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The Key for Exercise on Mitchell's Series of Outline Maps provided an extensive list of questions for teachers to use when presenting this map of Africa to their students in a classroom setting. Surprisingly, the questions make no reference to slavery, but there is a lengthy section on Liberia, which appears as a separate inset in order to allow greater detail. These questions include "Under the auspices of what body in the United States was Liberia settled?" and "What is said of the climate?" the answers being "The American Colonization Society" and "Healthful to the natives."
Description: Map of Africa. 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. In the bottom left corner is an inset map.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, top right, printed in black ink: "No. 22. / Mitchell's Series / OF OUTLINE MAPS FOR / THE USE OF / ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "Published by / MATHER CASE TIFFANY & BURNHAM / Hartford." 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 district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania."
Object Number: 2012.312.222.21
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