Palestine or Canaan

Author: Nichols, Phebe Ellen
Date: 1853
Location: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Dimensions: 30 x 22 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: G7480 1853 .N53


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.

Map accompanied by description: "Map of Palestine drawn by Phoebe Ellen Nichols at the Windham Phonetic School 1853."

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