|Title||The Overland Alphabet, from sketches taken "en route" (L-N) |
|Author||Isabel D. |
|Publisher||William Tegg & Company|
|Publisher Location||England--London |
|Publication Date||ca. 1853 |
|Printer||Joseph, Myers & Co., Printer|
Maclure, MacDonald & MacGregor, Lithographer
|Image Production Process||Planographic prints--lithographs|
|Notes||Illustrated with hand colored lithographs.|
All pages have blank versos and blank pages are inserted between some pages of the text.
This story follows a route travelled frequently by many English people of the period. It describes a voyage from London through the Strait of Gibraltar and on to Egypt, Yemen, and finally India. Although travel and geography books became popular with the 19th century educator, most were illustrated with small, rather inadequate pictures. The illustrations in this book are sophisticated in their detail and suggest that the artist probably travelled to these distant places. In addition, the text often refers to first person narrative: "The Welcome received on the Strand, as the steamer we quit, and in India we land".
"L is the luggage brought down to the shore at Suez, and camels arriving with more." The illustration depicts a caravan of people and camels crossing the desert to the seashore where a ship is waiting.
"M is a mountain and many there be most grand and majestic all down the Red Sea." The illustration depicts a ship sailing down the Red Sea with mountains in the background.
"N is the Nile which we really forgot to describe more at length when we were on the spot." The illustration depicts a beached boat on one shore of the Nile and a large building of white stone on the opposite shore. In the background are pyramids.
|Subjects (LCSH)||English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature , Alphabet books - Juvenile poetry; Alphabet rhymes--Juvenile poetry; Voyage and travels - Juvenile poetry |
Geography and travel
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1007 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PE1155.D11 1853 |
|Physical Description|| leaves: illustrated; 27.5 x 23 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.48 |