Gorgeous Celestial Maps and Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

Highlights from Yaggy's Geographical Portfolio - 'Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography'

Yaggy, Levi Walter map world atlas 1800s

 

These illustrations are from Levi Walter Yaggy’s Geograpahical PortfolioComprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography. Published by Western Publishing House of Chicago in 1887, the book features large educational geographical charts.

Using chromolithography, Yaggy created stunning colors and contrasts in his images of the world, its regions, and peoples. Yaggy intended his charts to be used in classrooms by students, and issued a teacher’s handbook to assist with instruction.

And it’s interactive. Small metal latches secure five flaps that can be opened to reveal more details about the planet and the cosmos.

 

Yaggy, Levi Walter map world atlas 1800s

 

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Yaggy, Levi Walter map world atlas 1800s

 

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