A Bird's Eye View of the World, for the centennial

Collection: Osher Map Library Collection

Name: A Bird's Eye View of the World, for the centennial


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Notes: Vierge, Daniel

Date/Date Range Published: Jan 22nd, 1876


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Dimensions: 74 x 102 cm

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Brief Description: French pictorial map of the world published in the United States to celebrate the centennial. The view encompasses geography, cultural diversity, scientific and archaeological advancements including the Mayan and Aztec ruins in Mexico, the pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Included are covered wagons and the Union Pacific Railroad in the United States and the transatlantic trade lines between New York and France. Also included are 79 illustrations of people from around the world in traditional dress situated along the bottom border. Illustrated by Daniel Vierge who was a Spanish Ilustrator, draftsman and watercolorist active in Paris from 1870 to 1890. Engraving was by Fortune Louis Meaulle from Paris who worked primarily with woodcuts. He engraved for significant Paris illustrators including Daniel Vierge.

Historical Context: Celebration of the centennial of the United States in 1876.

LC Call Number: G3200.A3 1876 M4

OCLC: 1152197048

Accession Number: OML-1876-64

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