ARBUCKLES' ILLUSTRATED ATLAS
Fifty Principal Nations of the World
Actual Size: 6-7/8" x 11-1/8" (shown approx. 1/2 scale, above)
Pages: 14 (incl. covers)
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
wonderful booklet was offered by Arbuckles' Notion
Department as an advertising premium. All that was
required was to send in 15 signatures (later reduced to
10) cut from 1-lb. packages of Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee,
along with a 2˘ stamp, and the album would soon arrive
in the mailbox, hopefully even before the next 15 pounds
of coffee was polished off! I believe that this album,
along with similar ones for the State Maps ("Illustrated
Atlas of the United States of America") and Zoological
series ("Album of Illustrated
Natural History"), was among the earliest
premiums that Arbuckles' ever offered. This one is listed
as No. 6 (of 22) in an 1896 premium list that I have, and
was probably available for several years before and after
album contains illustrations of all 50 cards in the
National Geographical series, arranged four to a page,
with Palestine on the front cover (see above) and Brazil
on the back (see below). The front cover also shows a
fanciful scene of a ring of angels (or cherubs)
encircling the globe, with stars in the heavens and a
sprig of coffee beans at the lower left. I don't quite
know what it's all supposed to symbolize. The back cover,
however, is intended to show the flow of coffee from it's
"Cultivation" (in Brazil), through the
"Arbuckles' Stores" (the factory scene), to
"Home Use" (the ladies socializing).
"card" in the album appears to use the
identical illustration as the corresponding individual
card in the series. However, the album also includes
several paragraphs of narrative text describing each
"principal nation". This text did not appear on
the original cards.
>> ALERT <<
from this album may sometimes be found offered
for sale as "cards" by uninformed (best
case) or unscrupulous (worst case) dealers.
They're easily identifiable since the text on the
back of the "card" doesn't match the
illustration on the front. In addition, the album
pages were printed on a lighter-weight paper
stock than the real cards.
inside of the back cover contains this monochrome map of
the world, and opposite it is the page shown below. It
attributes to coffee a rather exalted role as "one
of the corner stones of modern civilization".
album is bound with a thin cord and arranged so that when
it's opened to any given page, the four countries
illustrated on the right-hand page are matched by their
descriptions on the left-hand page (i.e., the back of the
previous page). Only Palestine and Brazil, because of
their positions on the covers, are not presented this
way. Their descriptions appear side-by-side on the back
of the last interior page (see below).
|THE GREAT LUXURY OF MODERN CIVILIZATION.
has become one of the corner stones of
modern civilization. It soothes the
troubled soul, heals all family feuds,
fits one for the kindly offices of
religion and organizes a truce between
the man who drinks it and all the
troubles and cares of life.
is the gift of Africa, of Abyssinia, to a
thirsty world, but it is grown in Arabia,
India, Ceylon, South America and other
favored spots of the globe. The use of
this berry was known as early as 875
A.D., or more than a thousand years ago.
How the antecedent generations got on
without it we dare not even think. Their
breakfasts must have been wretched
failures and their dinners an agony and a
first coffee house was established in
London by a Greek in 1652, but, later on,
when they had increased, Charles II tried
to suppress them by a royal proclamation
because they were the resort of persons
"who devised and spread abroad
divers false, malicious and scandalous
reports to the defamation of His
king or potentate, however, could deprive
mankind of such a boon. Between the
throne and the Java Berry prolonged
warfare was waged, but the King retired
discomfited and the aroma of the steaming
cup of coffee delights the world.
year thirteen hundred million pounds were
sold, showing that mankind has a profound
and vigorous appreciation of this
appetizing and all satisfying product.---New
York Herald, Oct. 30th, 1890.
or PHILISTIA, originally the name of the
territory of the Philistines, was
latterly applied to the whole country so
long inhabited by the Israelites of Jews,
other names for which were the Land of
Canaan, Land of Promise, Land of Israel,
Judea and the Holy Land.
proper is the narrow strip of land lying
between the Dead Sea on the east and the
Mediterranean on the west, to which there
has always been attached a narrow strip
with indefinite boundaries on the east
side of the Jordan.
1517 it has formed part of the Ottoman
Empire. From 1099 to 1291 it was
nominally a Christian kingdom under the
7,250 square miles. Population, 824,000.
has been called the Holy Land because so
long inhabited by the chosen people, the
Jews, and because within its borders
occurred all the incidents of the birth,
life and death of Jesus Christ.
general aspect of the country has changed
very materially. It is not now "a
land flowing with milk and honey,"
and it is very thinly populated, in
strong contrast with the dense population
of former times. The climate is
remarkable for the variety of temperature
that prevails within such narrow limits,
and the most characteristic of all the
features of the country is the Jordan
most striking peculiarity in the annals
of Jerusalem, the capital, is the number
and severity of the sieges it has
undergone. The two most difficult points
to determine in its topography are the
site of the Temple and that of the
Sepulchre of Christ.
(Fr. Brésil, named from the
color of its dye-woods; Port. braza,
'a live coal') is a Republic, and the
largest and most populous state of S.
America. Its estimated area is 3,239,000
square miles, and its population
12,000,000, composed of Portugese,
Creoles, English, Germans, Swiss, Chinese
and aborigines. Immigration is rapidly
increasing its population.
climate in the mountainous regions, and
where temperature is affected by the sea
winds, is mild, but in the low plains and
on the banks of rivers is tropically hot
and unhealthy. Brazil has two vast river
systems, the Amazon and the La Plata.
Brazilian fauna is extremely rich and its
flora is one of the most wonderful in the
world. More than 17,000 botanical species
are already known, of which the most
important are the famous Brazil-Wood,
valuable alike for shipbuilding, cabinet
making, and dyeing.
mineral treasures comprize diamonds,
emeralds, sapphires, rubies, topazes,
tourmalins, garnets, gold, silver, lead,
bismuth, iron mercury and manganese.
exports are coffee (representing by
itself nearly the half of the whole
value), cotton, sugar, dry and salted
hides, rubber, tobacco, maté or Paraguay
tea, cocoa, rum, manioc flour, diamonds,
is mountainous over about one-third of
its surface. There are vast plains in the
north and south, and the interior rises
into extensive plateaux.
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||England, The United States, Bolivia, Egypt
||France, Central America, Greenland, Switzerland
||Ecuador, Greece, Portugal, Morocco
||Mexico, Newfoundland, Spain, Sandwich Islands
||Belgium, Venezuela, Persia, Italy
||German Empire, Paraguay, Cuba, Dominion of Canada
||Chili, Denmark, Peru, Turkey
||Scotland, United States of Colombia, Austria, Sweden and Norway
||Ireland, Japan, Central Africa, India
||The Netherlands, Arabia, China, Afghanistan
||Russia, Siberia, Uruguay, Australia
||Cape Colony, Guiana, Argentine Republic, Siam