Rare educational wall map of the World, intended for use in schools.
Warren's Geographical publications were among the most important and influential primary school geographical texts published in the second half of the 19th Century. The present chart, created as a vistual aid for classroom instruction, is on of the few surviving examples of such visual aids. Below the primary map are 4 smaller maps, showing:
- Chart of Races
- Chart of the States of Society
- Savage or Barbarous
- Half Civilized
- Civilized or Enlightened
- Charts of Governments
- Constitutional Monarchy
- Despotic Monarchy
- Chiefs and Petty Kings
- Charts of Religious Beliefs
- Minor Creeds
- Roman Catholics
- Catholics of Greek Ch.
- Other Pagans
The series was advertised by Cowperthwait & Co. in about 1867 as follows:
WARREN'S GEOGRAPHICAL CHARTS.
In two series. Fourteen Physical and Outline Charts, mounted upon Card-board, making Seven Tablets, in closed in a Portfolio, with Hand-book for Teachers.
We note that the map as also available "on muslin," In reviewing the map in 1868, the Maine Normal wrote:
Warren's Geographica Charts. These are (first series) fourteen in number, mounted upon card-board, making seven tablets, enclosed in a portfolio, and accompanied by a hand book for teachers, intended to illustrate especially Physical Geography. Aside from their value as illustrating the important truths of the contour and general features of the earth, they have the an additional and peculiar worth as illustrating the method of map-drawing by triangulation, of which Hon. E. A. Apgar, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of New Jersey, is the author.
There are a great many schools scattered over our State, which would be greatly benefited by the introduction and use of these charts. In fact, something of the kind seems indispensable' to that progress toward the simpler and more natural views of geographical science which it is of so much importance that our children should have, and we know of no better maps for the purpose than these. Teachers and school officers should correspond with J. L. Hammett, Boston, or with H. F. Howard, Dixfield, who is the general introducing agent for the works of Messrs. Cowperthwait & Co. in Maine.
The map is exceptionally rare on the market.
OCLC locates a single example (Peabody Essex Museum).