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Lot 122: (MANUSCRIPT SCHOOL MAP.) Davis, Abigail B. The Journeyings of the Children of Israel from Egypt through the Red Sea

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (MANUSCRIPT SCHOOL MAP.) Davis, Abigail B. The Journeyings of the Children of Israel from Egypt through the Red Sea and Wilderness to the Land of Canaan. Manuscript map in pen and ink on laid paper. 10 1/2x14 1/2 inches; central vertical crease, overall heavily toned with some staining, few edge tears with small areas of paper loss; early, but later label affixed to bottom of map: "This map was made by Abigail B. Davis. Paxton, Mass. when a school girl, 1799-1869."; mounted to the verso of an 1878 Great Bend, PA high school diploma. Paxton, MA, circa 1815

Notes: A fascinating early nineteenth century school girl''s graphic portrayal of Moses and the Israelite''s flight from Egypt as related in the Bible''s Numbers, chapter 33: Escaping the armies of Pharoah through the Red Sea, worshipping the golden calf, taking water from the rock, the death of Aaron on Mount Hor, and ultimately crossing the River Jordan to reach their promised land.

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