Map of the world


Map of the world

Item Information

Title:
Map of the world
Description:
Drawing maps of the world in two hemispheres was a popular geography project of 19th century schoolchildren. A young woman named Juliana Carpenter created this example when she was 15 years old. A reward for skill in map composition is in the upper left corner, and a miniature portrait of the artist at age 26, painted by her sister, is in the center. The addition of the large floral border suggests that this map was made at a private academy. This example stands in stark contrast to the simpler Quaker-made maps, which typically have fewer embellishments and simple garlands of vines and leaves.
Cartographer:
Carpenter, Juliana
Date:
1825
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Private Collection
Subjects:
World maps
Manuscript maps
Places:
World
Extent:
1 manuscript map : hand colored ; 2 hemispheres each 32 cm in diameter, on sheet 46 x 69 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:66,000,000 at equator
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_012262
Terms of Use:
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