Mappemonde projetée sur l'horizon d'Angers


Mappemonde projetée sur l'horizon d'Angers

Item Information

Title:
Mappemonde projetée sur l'horizon d'Angers
Description:
Women in Cartography: This student map depicts the world in a double-hemisphere, centering the left half on Angers, France, and the right on its antipode, or opposite point on earth. Drawn by a French girl in 1839, this thoughtfully conceived map includes two colored views and extensive calligraphy in a fine hand. The unusual elliptical design places the northern and southern borders meshing with the two hemispheres for a unique overall presentation of the world, most likely based on a similar map from an early 19th-century French world atlas.
Creator:
Babin, Céleste
Name on Item:
par Céleste Babin
Date:
1839
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
World maps
Extent:
1 manuscript map : hand colored ; 2 hemispheres each 33 cm in diameter, on sheet 61 x 82 cm
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Scale:
Scale indeterminable
Language:
French
Table of Contents:
Hémisphère supérieur
Hémisphére inférieur.
Notes:
Manuscript map by a schoolgirl attending the institution of Madamoiselle Le Bailleul in Angers. Double hemisphere map depicts a northern hemisphere centered on Angers and a southern hemisphere centered on Angers' antipode. Includes a colored view of Beaupréau.
Relief shown pictorially.
Inset: Vue de Beaupreau.
"Exposition du 2 Septembre 1839."
"Institution de Melle. Le Bailleul."
Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015-2016.
Identifier:
06_01_014374
Call #:
G3200 1839 .B33
Barcode:
39999065701136