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Allegorical Map of the Track of Youth to the Land of Knowledge, a printed fan, the leaf a hand-coloured etching engraved by V. Woodthorpe, 27 Fetter Lane, and published by John Wallis, June 25, 1796, 36 Ludgate Street, with wooden sticks - 1796 (slight damage)

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Allegorical Map of the Track of Youth to the Land of Knowledge, a printed fan, the leaf a hand-coloured etching engraved by V. Woodthorpe, 27 Fetter Lane, and published by John Wallis, June 25, 1796, 36 Ludgate Street, with wooden sticks - 1796 (slight damage)

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The leaf is a map that charts Youth's track by the way of the rocks of obstinacy and Idleness, Cape Repentance and the Sands of Patience until Travelling between the Whirlpools of Vanity and the Light of the Passions, He makes the Terra Firma of Happiness.

John Wallis is better known as a publisher of Children's Books and Games for the Young
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