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A decorative map of Martha’s Vineyard

The rare first edition of George Eldridge‘s lovely tourist map of Martha’s Vineyard. The wealth of interesting and useful information, the vibrant color and the decorative vignettes render this a most appealing map, and surely the prettiest ever produced by the prolific firm of Eldridge. The map provides much detail of the island’s topography, roads […]

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George Eldridge 1912 map of Martha's Vineyard

Decorative George Eldridge map of Martha’s Vineyard

An attractive example of an iconic tourist map of Martha’s Vineyard by George Eldridge featuring vibrant color, a wealth of information, and appealing pictorial elements. The map provides much detail of the island’s topography, roads and railroads, landmarks, and property ownership. It also offers much information of particular value to visitors, such as the routes […]

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George Eldridge / G. W. Boynton, Sc., ELDRIDGE’S CHART OF CHESAPEAKE BAY, JAMES, YORK, RAPPAHANNOCK AND POTOMAC RIVERS. Compiled from the latest surveys by GEORGE ELDRIDGE, HYDROGRAPHER. Boston: S. Thaxter & Son, 1868/1895.

Monumental chart of Chesapeake Bay by George Eldridge

A mammoth George Eldridge chart depicting in detail the waters of Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, most notably the James, York, Rappahannock, the Potomac (extending upstream to Washington, D.C.) and the Patuxent (to Baltimore). An inset at upper right, probably added for the 1888 edition, extends the coverage to Havre de Grace, Maryland. Thousands […]

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Superb example of Eldridge’s “Vineyard Sound,” with the accompanying pamphlet

A rare pairing of Eldridge’s second published chart with the accompanying pamphlet of sailing directions. This mammoth chart depicts in detail the waters around the Elizabeth Islands, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Monomoy. Hundreds of soundings are given, along with notations about shoals and other hazards, lighthouses and other aids to navigation, sailing directions, &c. Several notes describe […]

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George Eldridge, surveyor / Tappan & Bradford’s Lith., CHATHAM LIGHTS to South West Part of handkerchief. Chatham: George Eldridge, Dec. 1851.

George Eldridge’s first chart, of the waters from Chatham Lights to Monomoy

A rare 1851 chart of the complex and shifting waters between Chatham Lights and Monomoy Shoals, and the first of many produced by George Eldridge. This chart, and the legendary publishing career of George Eldridge (1821-1900), had its origins in an accident at sea: “George Eldridge, master of a fishing vessel, was convalescing at home […]

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1913 ELDRIDGE’S MAP OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD

George Eldridge 1913 tourist map of Martha’s Vineyard

An attractive example of George Eldridge’s iconic tourist map of Martha’s Vineyard featuring vibrant color, a wealth of information, and appealing pictorial elements. The map provides much detail of the island’s topography, roads and railroads, landmarks, and property ownership. It also offers much information of particular value to visitors, such as the routes of the […]

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