Punch,  43 (1862), 17.

The Select Atlas



News-Commentary, Drollery


Physical Geography, Mapping, Publishing, Cultural Geography, Class

    Reports that, after seeing an advertisement for a 'Select Atlas', Mr Punch described his interest in a socially exclusive atlas that would only include 'countries in which a gentleman can really take an interest', and thus avoid being another of those 'fat' books so detested by Mr Punch. Playing on the connotations of the word selection, suggests that 'A good deal in the way of civilisation might be done by "cutting" all nations that do not conduct themselves with grace and decorum'.

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