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Europe
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): 22 5/8 x 27 1/8in. (57.5 x 68.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 1/4 x 28 3/4in. (61.6 x 73cm) Mount (height x width): 24 1/2 x 29 1/8in. (62.2 x 74cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Europe in the 1840s was very different from today. Central Europe was a patchwork of small German states, and Turkey was still very much a presence in eastern Europe. The importance of European geography and history in the studies of the American schoolchildren for whom this map was designed is suggested by text in the separately published Key, which describes Europe as "one of the most interesting portions of the globe" and goes on to explain how "the combination of art and science has removed the apparent distance between the two hemispheres... the inhabitants of each are brought to the proximity of neighbors."
Description: Map of Europe, with countries delineated with broken solid lines. The countries are not labeled; instead, there are numbers and letters, some marked with circles, that correspond with information in the key, published separately from the map. Natural features include elevation, conveyed through hachure marks, rivers and islands.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "No. 20. / Mitchell's Series / OF OUTLINE MAPS FOR / THE USE OF / ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS. / 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 eastern district of Pennsylvania"
Object Number: 2012.312.222.18
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