United States

Author: Johonnot, Mary E.
Date: 1828
Location: United States

Dimensions: 14 x 19 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: G3700 1828 .J65


During the late 18th and early 19th century, it was common practice for American female students attending private academies to prepare maps of various parts of the world by copying maps from books or atlases. Most often, girls were taught by female instructors, who drew maps themselves to demonstrate geographic, artistic and design skills to their pupils. This map of the United States, drawn by Mary E. Johonnot of Boston, was most likely compiled in the 1820s as a school geography project, and was based on an earlier map as evidenced by the missing borders of Arkansas and Missouri.

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