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DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. First Edition [nd 1834-1835]

This rare lithograph print is the first state, first edition of DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. printed c.1834-1835 by Nathaniel Currier in New York City where he set up his first lithography shop with a business partner named Adam Stodart in 1834 under the name Stodart & Currier.1/ Currier learned lithography when he was at age 15 apprenticed to Pendleton's Lithography in Boston, the partnership of brothers William S. Pendleton (1795-1879) and John B. Pendleton(1798-1866). Currier moved to New York City in 1834 and by some accounts worked briefly with John B. Pendleton who sold his New York City shop to his former...

Map of the Towns of Salisbury & Amesbury Essex County, Mass. 1854

This scarce, large, illustrated wall map of Salisbury & Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, Map of the Towns of Salisbury & Amesbury Essex County, Mass. 1854 presents a challenging visual composition of surveys, architecture and landscape along the mighty Merrimack River and its tributary the Powow River. This portrait of Salisbury and Amesbury in 1854 is drawn to highlight new features in each town. The map is unique because of two original manuscript inscriptions.There are seven (7) survey maps and eleven (11) finely drawn lithographed architectural vignettes of Amesbury and Salisbury that surround the survey maps. At the top of the...

Map of the City of Salem, Mass. From An Actual Survey H.McIntyre 1851.

Henry McIntyre's elaborate, decorated survey map of the City of Salem in 1851 is a portrait of an already densely developed city. Seven large architectural vignettes convey the institutional strength of civic, business and religious institutions. City Hall is drawn in the top left corner, the Court House at the bottom center of the map built in 1841. The large facade of the Eastern Railroad Station marks Salem as a major shipping and transfer hub domestically and beyond in America's rapidly expanding railroad network and worldwide shipping. Four vignettes of churches project the strong Protestant foundation of Salem in 1851....

Map of the Town of South Kingstown Washington Co. Rhode Island From Actual Surveys under the direction of Henry F. Walling 1857

The scarce Map of the Town of South Kingstown Washington Co. Rhode Island 1857 surveyed and drawn by Henry F. Walling is a decorative and historical narrative of the founding and delineation of South Kingstown, the county seat of Washington County, Rhode Island, and of its Colonial era residents, as well as a portrait c. 1857 of the current community. Thus this map presents the viewer with a complex work of mapmaking and art: the primary map is surrounded graphically with eight (8) detailed vignettes showing noteworthy homes, town buildings, the Court house and other institutions. The lower right quadrant...

Map of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Henry F. Walling Civil Engineer 1855.

Native son Henry F. Walling (1825-1889), Civil Engineer is the author of the large scale, survey Map of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.1855 that reads as a cartographic gazetteer of Rhode Island at the middle of the 19th century.  Just below the map's title, a Note also explains the collaborations and 19th c. history of the survey work required to prepare this Rhode Island statewide map. Walling relied upon work from 19th c. surveys in abutting states - the 1844 Simeon Borden Massachusetts state map, and likely some of Walling's own surveys c. 1855 of Massachusetts towns...

Map of the United States Including Texas c. 1844

This finely detailed 19th c. engraved map of the United States and Texas, including three northeast state small inset maps, is titled with a focus on the independent Republic of Texas and the recognition of Native American territories in the west including the Mandan district. The large map is black and white, as published in the American edition by Harper & Brothers of M'Culloch's Universal Gazetteer: A Dictionary Geographical, Statistical, and Historical of the Various Countries, Places, and Principal Objects in the World...Illustrated with Seven Large Maps. The set of maps is engraved by Charles Copley in New York. The...

Map of Northern Maine -Lumbermen and Sportsmen 1897

This iconic,  large format 19th c. survey map of Northern Maine bears a title and format that broadcasts the two major economies of northern Maine: lumbering and sports fishing and hunting. While somewhat stylized and therefore difficult to decipher, the map date appears to be 1897. The map was compiled and copyrighted by the primary railroad in Northern Maine, the Bangor & Aroostock Rail Road. The railroad line is indicated on the map, as is s small area of manuscript. An example of this map is located at the Maine State Library. A later edition of this map with a...

VarietiesTheatre!, New Orleans Broadsides, Lot of 3, 1867

The Varieties Theatre of New Orleans was established by the Variété Association Theatre Club of New Orleans, a stockholder association of individuals committed to producing local theatre and who oversaw hiring a manager, building a repertory company and attending performances. This provides some context for the three broadsides and the long history and reputation of this theatre.  A series of fires and name changes, and manager changes permit us to date these New Orleans broadsides to 1867.  The broadsides are part of the history of a single theatre and also of the theatre culture of New Orleans for both actors...

The Lunenburg Farmers' Club 1855

            The Lunenburg, Massachusetts Farmer's Club was formed in 1848 1/ and reflects that this north central Worcester County, Massachusetts town had a substantial concentration of farmers relative to small factory owners and mechanics.  The Farmers Club published this broadside in 1855, thus only 7 years after it was formed. Charles A. Goodrich is the President. The broadside is printed locally by Garfield's Printers in nearby Fitchburg.  The broadside is effectively a directory of local farms, and describes the kinds of farming for which prizes were awarded for best in class. The broadside includes a list of the Farmers' Club...

PENN CENTRAL c. 1970

This abstract American PennCentral map is a 20th c. route map showing the line's extent east-west from St. Louis, Missouri to Hyannis on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and north-south from Montreal, Canada and Mackinaw City, Michigan to Cairo, Missouri and Norfolk, Virginia. The publisher's primary color choices for the PennCentral map,  electric jade green and blue and especially the choice of red for the rail lines expresses the view that the PennCentral railroad is the lifeblood of the country. The American capital city, Washington, D.C. is denoted with a star and state capitals with circles. Connecting lines owned by other rail...

Hammond's Bird's Eye View Map of New York to Boston, c. 1920

Hammond's Bird's Eye View Map of New York To Boston is an unusual map view of the entire coastline of New York City to Boston, including all of Long Island and Cape Cod and the Island of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island. The map is a tour de force of transportation systems, showing travel by land, water and air travel. Multiple kinds of aircraft are pictured. Train lines are labeled as are the several steamships serving coastal cities. Large steamships are shown en route from New York north and returning from Boston Harbor and the Islands of Nantucket and...

Map of the Adirondack Wilderness Compiled by S.R. Stoddard.1882 - second edition

S.R. Stoddard of Map of the Adirondack Wilderness 1882, the early second edition, is Seneca Ray Stoddard (1843-1917) an American photographer known for his photographs of New York's Adirondack landscapes, its residents, and seasonal visitors. Stoddard also documented the Adirondack region as an artist, writer and cartographer. S.R. Stoddard's photography, art, writings, poetry, maps, guide books and other art work are now also a museum archive. 1/ These materials at the time they were created in the 1880's and early 1890's were also documentation in service of Stoddard's political advocacy for conservation of the Adirondacks. This advocacy resulted in the...