A Plan of the Road From the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Engraved expressly for Virtue's, Elegant Edition of The Pilgrim's Progress
1850 (undated) 8 x 9.5 in (20.32 x 24.13 cm)
This 1850 religious allegorical map illustrates the pilgrim's progress from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. On the way from the City of Destruction, the pilgrims encountered several obstacles, including Slough of Despond, the Hill Difficulty, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and finally the River of Death before reaching the Celestial City. The Plan of the Road From the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Engraved expressly for Virtue's edition of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. John Bunyan was an English writer and Puritan preacher who lived from 1628 to 1688. Next to the Bible, it has been argued that The Pilgrim's Progress is the bestselling book in the English language. It was originally published in two volumes, and follows an 'everyman' character to leaves his family in search of divine relief from his burden of sin. This rare religious allegorical map would make an incredible addition to any collector of religious artifacts collection.
Bunyan, John, The Pilgrim's Progress most Carefully Collated with the edition containing the author's last additions and corrections, and a life of the Author, (London: George Virtue) 1850.
Very good. Slight wear along original folds
Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection, 1055.01. Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Wolf, Mar J. P., Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation, page 156.