Maker: Emma Willard
Antique map of the East Coast by Emma Willard, engraved by Samuel Maverick, published by White, Gallaher & White in 1829, from "A Series of Maps to Willard's History of the United States, Or, Republic of America. Designed for Schools and Private Libraries." This is one map in the series of twelve. It includes an inset map of "Places near the Mouth of the Hudson Visited by the Dutch" which covers the area around Manhattan with Staten Island and Brooklyn/Long Island labeled Sewanhacky or Island of Shells. An illustration at the upper left shows the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth in 1620. This map is filled with interesting historical information, including ships that visited the new colonies, the patents granted and areas claimed by various European countries, and even the Dutch ship with Africans that were purchased as enslaved people by the colony at Jamestown. Emma Hart Willard was an American female education activist who dedicated her life to education. She worked in several schools and founded the first school for women's higher education in the United States, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. With the success of her school, Willard was able to travel across the country and abroad, to promote education for women. This map is in good to very good antique condition with some mild stains/spots. Archivally matted. Map measures approx. 9.75 x 6 5/8 inches to the neatline and 14 x 11 overall with the mat.
Item Number: USA439