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Adams, Sebastian C.
A Chronological Chart of Ancient, Modern and Biblical History
Cincinnati, OH: Strobridge & Co., Lithographer, 1871. Third Edition (1881). Very Good, with fraying threads visible along the bottom edge.. 27.5" x 27', later published under the title, "Adams Synchronological Chart of Map of History". Published in sheets, this copy has been adhered to a continuous, linen backing and attached at both ends to wooden spindles. It can be unrolled and viewed from either end, as a torah. Strobridge & Co. was the premier publisher of American commercial art at this time. The technique of chromolithography offered the emerging middle class affordable color reproductions and, in this case, made lessons of history colorful and dramatic. As indicators of time, the chart is divided into black posts which mark centuries and thin red lines which mark decades and very thin red lines occasionally marking single years. Additionally, big red crosses indicate great persecutions of Christians at the times of the Roman Empire and small red crosses stand for each of the crusades. Red circles indicate ecumenical councils. The nation streams are segmented into different colors, each color indicating the reign of a particular ruler or a certain type of government. In some cases, prime ministers are shown in the lower half of nation streams and presidents in the upper half. Coloured scrolls and strips near the top of the chart stand for important people other than the rulers and other political leaders shown on the nation streams. These streams grow wider or thinner in accordance to historical context. Some streams divide to indicate a split in the nation (e.g. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts [United States]

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