Johnson's new illustrated family atlas of the world, with physical geography, and with descriptions geographical, statistical, and historical, including the latest federal census, and the existing religious denominations in the world [frontispiece]


Johnson's new illustrated family atlas of the world, with physical geography, and with descriptions geographical, statistical, and historical, including the latest federal census, and the existing religious denominations in the world [frontispiece]

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Title:
Johnson's new illustrated family atlas of the world, with physical geography, and with descriptions geographical, statistical, and historical, including the latest federal census, and the existing religious denominations in the world [frontispiece]
Title (alt.):
New illustrated family atlas of the world [frontispiece]
American atlas [frontispiece]
Johnson's new illustrated family atlas of the world with descriptions [frontispiece]
Description:
America Transformed: Published in 1866, this family atlas frontispiece promoted a popular, mythic vision of the American West. Four Native people point to features of white advancement: a homestead stands in an area cleared of trees, a steamship huffs toward a railroad bridge, and smoke rises from a distant factory. Bucolic depictions like these implied indigenous people docilely accepted their displacement. They also portrayed Native people as dwelling in an untouched, natural environment, despite the reality that they, too, impacted the land. The image promoted the idea that white settlers tamed the wilderness and advanced their civilization where it was "missing."
Artist:
Doepler, Carl Emil, 1824-1905
Engraver:
Wise, C.
Publisher:
Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Name on Item:
C.E. Doepler del. ; C. Wise sc.
Date:
1866
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Indians of North America
Publisher:
New York : A.J. Johnson
Notes (citation):
Phillips, 4346
Johnson's map of the vicinity of Richmond, and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia (p. 36-7) LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 602.35
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Engraved half-title page of Johnson's new illustrated family atlas of the world, with physical geography, and with descriptions geographical, statistical, and historical, including the latest federal census, and the existing religious denominations in the world.
Depicts 4 Native Americans on a bluff overlooking settled towns and industrialization.
Extent:
1 illustration ; 47 x 35 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016078
Call #:
G1019 .J64 1866
Barcode:
39999065693572
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