|Title||Cornell's primary geography: forming part first of a systematic series of school geographies (cover) |
|Author||Cornell, S.S. (Sarah S.) |
|Publisher||D. Appleton & Company|
|Publisher Location||United States--New York--New York |
|Publication Date||1857 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with wood engravings, some uncolored, some hand colored.|
The cover depicts a man pointing out a location in North America on a globe to three children.
This is a revised edition.
|Contextual Notes||Education in America began to change in the middle of the nineteenth century as graded classrooms began replacing one-room schoolhouses. Textbooks also became differentiated according to grade level with authors attempting to ensure that the content was appropriate for each grade level. Cornell noted that the maps in existing textbooks were not appropriate for the use of elementary students because they were, "…covered with circles, lines, and various names and emblems, mysterious to the student, irrelevant to his stage of progress…a waste of time." As a result, Cornell and others changed the maps in their elementary textbooks by limiting the number of place names, using clearer fonts, and developing sets of map questions specific to each map.|
Sarah S. Cornell was one of the leading cartographers of her time and one of the few women in the profession.
This book was a gift of Edward W. Allen.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Geography--Textbooks |
|Category||Geography and travel|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0868 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection G127.C832 1857 |
|Physical Description||98 p.: illustrated; 22.5 x 17.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.60 |