Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 14:57:54 -0400
Subject: MAp of hte Animal Kingdom

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Dear maphisters,

see the following message and the attachment. I am hoping someone out there recognizes the source for the imagery on this drawing, dated 1835. The distribution of the animals seems to modern to me, but who knows.

Alice Hudson
Map Division, NYPL

Author: Stacy Hollander at Internet
Date: 05/23/2000 2:04 PM

Dear Ms. Hudson,

I just spoke with Margaret in the prints division, who suggested you might be able to help me. I am cataloging a schoolgirl watercolor that is coming into the collection of the Museumof American Folk Art and that will be published shortly in a book of the collection. I have attached an image of the watercolor in the hopes that you can help me identify a prototype for it, or can provide some background information to set it in context. The watercolor depicts a Map of the Animal Kingdom, dated 1835. The animals are drawn in ink and colored in watercolor, with a theorem border. Any insights you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this request. If you need more information about the image--because I know it is not great!--I can try to describe it more fully for you.

Stacy Hollander
Museum of American Folk Art

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