United States


United States

Item Information

Title:
United States
Description:
This manuscript, or hand drawn, map of the United States, was made by a Connecticut girl most likely as a school assignment when she was roughly twelve years old. Laura Roys may have been a student at the Hartford Female Seminary ? an all-female academy in Hartford, Connecticut, founded by Catherine Beecher. Copying or tracing maps onto paper was a common assignment for both girls and boys attending academies in the 19th century, as students simultaneously practiced geography, and the necessary skill of penmanship. Miss Roys? United States map displayed here has similarities to a map of the country produced for the Senate in 1855. A map of the state of Connecticut from 1857, also drawn by Roys when she was a student, is in the Leventhal Map Center collection.
Cartographer:
Roys, Laura A.
Name on Item:
Laura A. Roys
Date:
1858
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
United States--Maps
Manuscript maps
Places:
United States
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Manuscript map in ink by a schoolgirl. State boundaries outlined in color.
Extent:
1 manuscript map : hand color ; 31 x 39 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:950,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016040
Call #:
G3700 1858 .R69
Barcode:
39999085942199
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