American Antiquarian's latest exhibit "Beauty, Virtue, & Vice: Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century American Prints" features this map called "The Open Country of a Woman's Heart" by D. W. Kellogg. Though the art is supposedly "By A Lady," I'd suspect it was actually created by a lovelorn and cynical man.
How do I know it was created by a sad, scorned lover? "Selfishness" occupies a large amount of the map, as does a "Love of Display," "Love of Dress," and "Love of Admiration." Wow, tell us what you really think about a woman's priorities in life! Among those territories lie such coveted qualities like "fickleness," "vanity," and my personal favorite, "The Region of Platonic Affection." Ouch. Methinks the artist has spent a little too much time there.
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Look! A 19th Century Map Of Ladies Hearts [The Gloss]
Beauty, Virtue, & Vice: Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century American Prints [American Antiquarian Society]