Interesting large format map of the Holy Land, printed on linen.
Covers Palestine, western Jordan, and Damascus region. Relief shown by shading.
"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 by the American Sunday-School Union ... Pennsilvania [sic]." Greenwich and Washington D.C. meridians.
John Price Durbin (1800-1876) was a Methodist Clergyman who served as Chaplain of the Senate and president of Dickinson College.
The American Sunday School Union officially formed in 1817 as the "Sunday and Adult School Union." In addition to its primary work of starting Sunday schools in rural communities, the Sunday and Adult School Union became known for its publications and its ticket reward system for Sunday school students who memorized Scripture. Several people influential in the United States during the 19th century, including Francis Scott Key, Associate Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington, and U.S. Mint Director James Pollock, served as officers of the mission.
In 1824, the organization changed its name to "American Sunday School Union" (ASSU). In 1830, the ASSU began the Mississippi Valley Enterprise, through which missionaries worked to "establish a Sunday-school in every destitute place where it is practicable throughout the Valley of the Mississippi" within two years. "Stuttering Stephen" Paxson, perhaps the most well known ASSU missionary, took part in this venture. He started 1,314 Sunday schools during his twenty years of service with the mission. The ASSU survives to this date and is currently called "InFaith."
OCLC locates only 1 example (Library of Congress).