Daily Archives: November 8, 2019

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Oxford Africa Institute

Blame US military for climate change – Code Pink activist

Published on Nov 8, 2019
Some of Hollywood’s big stars are at the US capital today, arguing that endless wars and the US military are contributing to climate change. Faran Fronczak reports from outside of the White House.

Atlas of Ancient Geography c.1820 Boston Hilliard Gray Worcester w/ 5 maps Morse engraved scarce

Published on Oct 25, 2019
[Atlas, School Atlas, American Publications, Roman Empire, Holy Land].

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Worcester’s Ancient Atlas, Comprising the Following Maps: Roman Empire, Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, and Palestine. Published c. 1820-5, Boston by Hilliard, Gray & Co. Engraved by H. Morse. 5 maps with hand color.

Scarce early American school atlas in the original printed publishers printed wrappers, complete with five engraved maps with original hand color.

Minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, toned, light small spotting, offsetting, etc., much better than typical for such thin ephemeral soft cover publications of this era.

Book measures c. 9 1/2″ x 12 1/4″. Single-page maps measure c. 9 1/2″ x 12″. The double-page map measures c. 19″ x 12″.

[V1982].

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2, p. 334.

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Amsterdam Holland Netherlands city view 1794 Prospect birds-eye print w/ fascinating early repairs

Published on Nov 8, 2019
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View of the River Amstel within the Town toward the Sluse, the Blue Bridge, and the Orphan House of the Poor, taken from the Bridge over the Amstel, Amsterdam.

(Europe, Netherlands, Holland, Nederland, Amsterdam, Amstel River, Blue Bridge, City View, Windmills).

Issued 1794, London by Laurie & Whittle. Engraved by P. van Ryne.

Interesting 18th century engraved prospect view print with original hand color.

Of historical interest for the extensive early American backing paper found on the reverse, clearly affixed long ago, perhaps as early as c. 1806-10 era.

Unlike the vast majority of “vue d’optique’s” produced and sold in Europe int he 18th century, this is one of very few which can reasonably be linked to the United States shortly after it was made, indicating it was either purchased on a trip and brought back or exported for sale here.

Poor condition but still visually appealing. Wide range of condition issues, light surface soiling, short closed edge tears, still entirely worthy of display as it survives.

Sheet measure c. 10 1/4″ H x 15 3/4″ W.

[VR21132].

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President-elect Ursula VON DER LEYEN addresses the ‘State of Europe’ at the Konrad Adenau er Stifling

Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity

Associated Press

Nov 8, 2019

A judge ordering President Trump to pay $2 million to charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests is not as bad and could’ve gone much worse says a Columbia Law professor. (Nov. 8)

[Is this “déjà vu all over again…” As Yogi Berra might put it?]

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President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting, Nov. 17, 1973. Nixon told the APME “I am not a crook.” (Anonymous/AP)

Nixon declared. “I have never obstructed justice… I welcome this kind of examination because the American people have a right to know if their President is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook. [emphasis added].

‘Not pro-climate, anti-human’: New climate-change report suggests going vegan & reducing population

RT

Nov 8, 2019

In a further call to action, a group of scientists say the world is on the brink of ecological disaster. It was accompanied by a petition signed by 11 thousand researchers & academics.