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Compiled and drawn from surveys by E[dgar] M[Maurice] Woodford, MAP OF BELKNAP COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE. Philadelphia: Smith & Peavey, 1859.

Mammoth 1859 wall map of Belknap County and Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

A monumental and richly informative wall map of Belknap County, New Hampshire, including terrific detail for Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding area. By Edgar Maurice Woodford, one of the preeminent American makers of large-scale city and county maps in the 1850s. Published in 1859, this was for its time by far the largest and most […]

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1855 wall map of Grafton Massachusetts

Rare 1855 wall map of Grafton Massachusetts

A lovely, richly-informative, and extraordinarily rare 1855 wall map of Grafton Massachusetts, an important Worcester County mill town. Woodford’s map provides a wonderfully detailed depiction of Grafton, located in Worcester County along the Quinsigamond River just west of modern-day Route 495. Incorporated in 1735, the town thrived early in the Industrial Revolution due to the […]

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Lewis Robinson map of Vermont

First edition of a scarce Vermont map by Lewis Robinson and a wonderful example of American “folk” mapmaking. Robinson’s map depicts Vermont and adjoining parts of New York and New Hampshire, including county and township boundaries, roads and major geographical features. Along the left side is a long table giving 1830 census data organized by […]

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Osgood Carleton, A New Map of the UNITED STATES, OF AMERICA Including part of Louisiana Drawn from the latest Authorities Revised and corrected by OSGOOD CARLETON. Esqr. Teacher of Mathematics BOSTON. Boston: John Sullivan Junr., 1806.

Monumental wall map of the United States by Osgood Carleton

A monumental wall map of the United States by Osgood Carleton, much enlarged and greatly updated to reflect political developments and advances in geographic knowledge. A great rarity, known in only 10 or 11 examples, most in American institutions. The map Carleton’s first attempt at a wall map of the country appeared in 1791 as […]

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Colorful, informative and rare as all get out

Perhaps best described as a “geopolitical compendium,” this impressive thematic map is printed on two sides, both featuring one or more central maps surrounding by a variety of charts. Some of these charts are rather imaginative, while one is downright brilliant. The recto bears a large political map of the United States, an extended description of […]

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Charming Edward Ruggles piracy of the Carrigain map of New Hampshire

A charming and rather rare map of New Hampshire by Edward Ruggles of Walpole, with an interesting publishing history. Ruggles’ map depicts the state with the surveyed boundaries of its counties, towns, and “ungranted” lands; the courses of roads and waterways; the White Mountains and other ranges shown by a combination of the archaic “molehill” format […]

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Henry McIntyre / H. E. B. Taylor / Friend & Aub’s Lith., MAP OF THE CITY OF SALEM MASS. From an actual Survey By H. McINTYRE. Cl. Engr. H. E. B. TAYLOR, ASSISTANT. Philadelphia: Henry McIntyre, 1851.

Magnificent map of Salem Massachusetts by Henry McIntyre

A handsome, informative and very rare map of Salem, Massachusetts, surveyed, drawn and published by Henry McIntyre in 1850-51. The map documents an important era in the city’s history: Following the American Revolution it had risen to a pre-eminent position among American mercantile towns and grown rich on the China Trade, but after the ravages […]

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Rare map of Middleborough, Mass.

A rare and terrifically informative map of mid-19th century Middleborough, Mass. This large scale of this wonderful map enables it to depict not only the street plan, rail lines, public buildings, businesses, and schools, but also landowners and even individual dwellings and other buildings. A variety of symbols delineate meadows and wetlands, woodlands and areas […]

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The first printed map of Winchester, Mass.

A rare and richly-detailed wall map of Winchester, Massachusetts, the first to be published of this prosperous suburban town. The map depicts Winchester in 1854, just a few years after its incorporation in 1850 with territory carved from the surrounding towns of Arlington, Medford, Cambridge and Woburn. The very large scale enables Walling to portray the natural […]

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Striking railroad map featuring new American time zones

One of the earliest maps of the United States to show the Standard Time Zones introduced on November 18, 1883. This very large railroad map is a striking production, with vibrant full color by time zone and “Chicago & Alton R.R.” splashed in large red lettering across the top. The system had its origins in […]

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