The Ratio of Church Accommodation


This antique illustration comes from the first volume 1887 edition of "The People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge" edited by W.H. De Puy. It was published by Phillips and Hunt of New York as part of a four volume set. Title page shown here for reference purposes and is not included with the sale.


The illustration is a color chart displaying "the ratio of Church accommodation to the total population over 10 years of age with the proportion of such church accommodation furnished by each of the largest four denominations within each state and by each of the largest eight denominations within the United States." It was produced from data complied by Francis Walker.  The paper is very clean and crisp overall, some slight browning but no major rips or tears. It measures 14 inches by 10.5 inches.