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A New and Improved School Atlas to accompany the practical system of Modern Geography (SIGNED)
D. F. Robinson, Pratt, New York 1830 - Extremely rare and important 1st edn complete with all 12 maps, hand coloured of then America and other parts of the world including a very strange looking Africa (which appears to be called Ethiopia), 2 double pages, Some maps different from 2nd edition of 1837. Ink writing on map of Europe, light browning on Ohio/Indiana (seen here as the West), spots on Asia and one small dot on map of North America. Chart has four engravings of NY, Constantinople, Morocco and an Indian village(?)Tan front cover has sizeable piece of paper removed eliminating text on lower portion, some wear and light foxing, margins a little dirty with occasional smudges but o/w VG copy. Name of Goodhue (J. H.) on upper part of front paper cover. He was important surveyor and mapmaker for New York, RI, CT, Pa in mid 19th c. Olney's Geography has the distinction of having caused a complete revolution in the methods of teaching geography. Olney was a practical instructor, and was dissatisfied with the existing textbooks and treatises, which began with an exposition of the science of astronomy, and, making the centre of the solar system the initial point, developed the scheme until it finally included the earth. Olney reversed this method. He began with the scholar's own continent ¿ in fact, in the very city, town, or village in which he or she lived, and made clear by lucid definitions the natural divisions of land and water, illustrating each instance by the use of maps. His plan was to familiarize the child with the surface of the earth by going from the near to the distant, and from the concrete to the abstract, and this system at once overthrew theoretic geography, and initiated the modern practical and descriptive science. (per Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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