Stream Of Time, Or Chart Of Universal History (1842)
|Author:||J H Colton|
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|Source:||Rumsey Map Collection|
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This ambitious chart, published by Colton after revisions by Haskel, is just a monolith of names from the Western canon. I can't really even figure a place to dive in, or what I'd learn if I did.
For as laudible as the undertaking was, and for as ahead-of-the-game as I'm sure it was, it's not really all that pretty, and I'm put in a rather pessimistic headspace by imagining all of these great thinkers oozing through history as part of some tangled nest of undulating turds.
Lot of stuff there, though, and worth a look, for sure.