Palestine or Canaan


Palestine or Canaan

Item Information

Title:
Palestine or Canaan
Description:
Copying maps onto paper was a common assignment for both girls and boys attending academies in the 19th century, as students practiced geography and penmanship simultaneously. Phebe Nichols produced her map of Palestine while a student at the Windham Phonetic School – a Quaker boarding school in Windham, Maine. As was the practice at Quaker schools, this map was executed in a plain, utilitarian style.
Creator:
Nichols, Phebe Ellen.
Name on Item:
[drawn by Phoebe Ellen Nichols, Windham Phonetic School 1853]
Date:
[1835]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Palestine--Maps, Manuscript
Places:
State of Palestine
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Pen-and-ink, graphite and watercolor.
Drawn by a schoolgirl at the Phonetic School in Windham Centre, Maine.
Shows areas of Israel, and lands east into modern-day Jordan.
Map accompanied by description: "Map of Palestine drawn by Phoebe Ellen Nichols at the Windham Phonetic School 1853.
Extent:
1 ms. map : col. ; 30 x 22 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_005739
Call #:
G7480 1853 .N53
Barcode:
39999059016855
Terms of Use:
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