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Boom (and bust) at Lagoon Heights, Martha’s Vineyard

Lovely promotional map for the Lagoon Heights development in present-day Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. This plan combines a plat of the Lagoon Heights development with decorative vignettes of two very fine cottages and an unusual perspective view of the Lagoon and Vineyard Sound. The overall impression is most attractive, rendering this is one of the […]

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Vineyard Haven in the 19th century

A lovely lithographic view Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, now the main port of entry to the island and much changed in the past 160 years. Vineyard Haven, known until 1871 as Holmes’ Hole, was for many years a fishing and shipbuilding village as well as a safe harbor for the innumerable vessels traversing the coast between […]

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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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U.S. Coast Survey chart of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

A lovely and hugely informative chart of the Martha’s Vineyard town of Vineyard Haven, including modern-day Oak Bluffs. A trove of information, this chart includes hundreds of soundings; navigational hazards; navigational aids such as lighthouses and light ships; and sailing directions. Also provided is much topographical information for adjacent areas of the island, including street plans […]

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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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Boom (and bust) in Oak Bluffs

Lovely promotional plan for the “Lagoon Heights” development in present-day Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. This plan combines a plat of the Lagoon Heights development with decorative vignettes of two very fine cottages and an unusual perspective view of the Lagoon and Vineyard Sound. The overall impression is most attractive, rendering this is one of the most […]

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Early tourist poster for Cape Cod and the Islands

A large and decorative poster promoting tourist travel via the Old Colony Line to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The Old Colony Line was operated by the Old Colony Railroad, established in 1844 to develop service between Boston and Plymouth. Through mergers and acquisitions the Railroad grew to dominate southeastern Massachusetts, gaining impetus from the development of Boston’s suburbs, […]

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Unrecorded Martha’s Vineyard bird’s-eye view

A charming and unrecorded view of present-day Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Largely uninhabited forest well into the 19th century, in 1835 the headland of East Chop became the site of a Methodist Camp Meeting and soon grew into the most prominent such gathering in the country. In 1875 the Baptists followed suit and established the Baptist […]

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Magnificent Old Colony Line poster

A most decorative and very rare poster touting the Old Colony Line route from central-western Massachusetts to the Cape and the Islands. The Old Colony Line was operated by the Old Colony Railroad, established in 1844 to develop service between Boston and Plymouth. Through mergers and acquisitions the Railroad grew to dominate southeastern Massachusetts, gaining […]

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