The hymenial expositor, or, matrimonial chart


The hymenial expositor, or, matrimonial chart

Item Information

Title:
The hymenial expositor, or, matrimonial chart
Description:
Allegorical map of love and marriage, showing the dangers and rewards in the Great Ocean of Love on the way to the Fort of Felicity. "At the top of the image an appropriately solemn wedding is being conducted, while to either side a young man and a maid face each one another across the Great Ocean. The Ocean itself is shown in bird's-eye view, dotted with dozens of pictorial vignettes illustrating aspects of the romantic experience. Would-be lovers are guided by a compass rose at lower-left, featuring the cardinal directions of Hope, Love, Despair and Hatre-The whole is flanked left and right by long columns of text, which play out the allegory in very great detail."--Boston Rare Maps.
Artist:
Traubel, M. H. (Morris H.), 1820-1897
Printer:
Camp, John Henry, 1822-1881
Creator:
Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906
Designer:
Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906
Lithographer:
Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906
Name on Item:
desig-by A. Kóllner ; Traubel
Date:
[1849]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Imaginary places--Maps
Allegories
Marriage
Love
Pictorial maps
Publisher:
Philadelphia : Lithy. of A. Kollner
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes illustrations and explanatory text.
Extent:
1 map ; 51 x 60 cm
Scale:
No scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016031
Call #:
G9930 1849 .K65
Barcode:
39999085942561
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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