Thursday, March 24, 2011

Koleksi Buku Geografi

Elements of Geography

This early American geography book was published by Jeddiah Morse,
a clergyman and school who was dissatisfied the available English texts.
Its small siza simple binding ( see images ) made it affordable to people of ordinary means.
These same features have caused it to be less appreciated than more elaborate productions,
and many copies have been discarded over the years.
Now quite rare, this work provides valuable insight into the geographical
concepts held by citizens of the young republic.

Jeddiah Morse
American, 1761-1826
Elements of Geography, 3rd edition
Boston: i. Thomas and E. T. Andrews, 1798
Osher Collection

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