J[esse] Olney. A Practical Introduction to the Study of Geography, Embellished with Maps from Steel Plates and Engravings on Wood.
New York: Pratt, Woodford, Farmar & Brace, 1855. 5 ¾ x 4 ¾. Ex Libris. Shelf worn. Hinges loose. Else, nice condition.
Jesse Olney (1798-1872) of Connecticut was a teacher, geographer and author. In 1828 he published the first edition of A Geography and Atlas, which over the years and editions became so popular that it outsold all similar school books except for Noah Webster’s Spelling Book.
This small volume, organized as lessons for children, contains eight attractive colored maps as well as dozens of small wood engraved scenes, including a very interesting chart of the location of various species of animals in the Western Hemisphere.