Elijah H. Burritt, Atlas, designed to illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

Elijah H. Burritt, Atlas, designed to illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

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Elijah Hinsdale Burritt (1794-1838) came from New Britain, Conn., trained as a blacksmith, studied at Williams College, taught school in Milledgeville, Georgia and then in New Britain, Conn., and joined a party of colonists going to Houston, Texas. He is largely remembered, however, for his Geography of the Heavens and the accompanying Atlas, designed to illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. The first editions were published in 1833, and others followed in quick succession.
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Celestial Atlas
overall: 16 1/2 in x 14 in; 41.91 cm x 35.56 cm
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I found this Atlas in family mementos from 1835. It is interesting to note that he is a mathematician! The name in the book is Mary Jane Payne. There are also newspaper clippings from Albany Argus June 16, 1838. I'm checking with genealogy family member for more info on MJP.

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