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Zoological maps of the world, c 1850.

Emslie, John

Zoological maps of the world, c 1850.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Two geographical diagrams showing the distribution of animals around the world, and the second shows the distribution of birds and reptiles. From a selection of 44 scientific teaching diagrams, drawn and engraved by John Emslie on geology, geography, astronomy and natural philosophy. This hand-coloured engraved plate is taken from a series published and probably written by James Reynolds of 174 Strand in London in 1850-1860 in response to the popular demand for information on the developments taking place in science and engineering as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Superbly illustrated images with a related text were presented loose in a portfolio so that they could be pased around a clas or lecture room or used as posters.

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