Pictorial Maps

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1377Coming Soon!DetailsPennsylvania Railroad1885
Early Pictorial Map of New Jersey Ocean Resorts and Railroads
Pennsylvania Railroad
$190.00Pennsylvania-RailroadEarly-Pictorial-Map-of-New-Jersey-Ocean-Resorts-and-RailroadsInteresting map evoking seaside dreams of an earlier age at the Jersey shore. <br></br> Matted and framed pictorial map from 1885 to accompany the Pennsylvania Railroad Summer Excursion routes publication. Size with frame 17" x 21". This old survivor shows numerous resorts, beaches, parks, coast and bays covered with decorative ship traffic heading in every direction, most of the vessels under sail or sail with steam assist. Lithograph. Includes New York City at top, Coney Island, Asbury Park, Manasquan, Barnegat, Atlantic City, Cape May, Philadelphia, Delaware Bay and River and Rehoboth Beach at bottom. Very decorative. $45 packing and shipping. <br></br> Railroad lines shown include: the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, West Jersey Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, New York and Long Branch R.R., the Cumberland and Maurice Railroad and many more. Shows little trains of four or five commuter cars with a steam engine puffing along ahead. The age of steam! Great for the man cave.
716Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1907
Boston Harbor and the North Shore
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
$260.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyBoston-Harbor-and-the-North-ShoreOrginal antique birdseye view folding map of Boston Harbor by George Walker shows ferry routes, steamer routes and railroad lines between Boston and points both within Boston Harbor and to outlying towns. This fascinating old lithographed map differs from other birdseye-view maps we are aware of from this era because it includes Marblehead, Lynn, Salem and extends north-eastwards to Gloucester, Massachusetts. We can date the map with confidence because it clearly shows the Wonderland Amusement Park at Revere Beach which failed after five years, operating exclusively between 1906 and 1911. Wonderland, served by the Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, was modeled along the lines of the World's Fairs of that era and included roller coasters, technological exhibits, theaters and a boardwalk. <br></br> Noted points of interest include Charlestown, Point of Pines, Magnolia, Baker's Island, Thompson's Island, "the Pumping Station", Dorchester Bay, Squantum, Norfolk Downs, Quincy Bay, Hough's Neck, Hingham Harbor, Winthrop, Beachmont, Great Head, Peddock's Island, Nantasket Beach, Port Allerton, the town of Hull with Fort Revere, George's Island with Fort Warren, Deer Island, Lovell's Island, Lynn, Swampscott, Thatcher's Island, Strawberry Hill, and many more. Captures several local lighthouses and aids to navigation including Boston Light, Long Island Light, Fawn Bar Beacon, Graves Light, and far out the bay - a whisting buoy. <br></br> Original lithograph by George W. Walker, lithographer of Boston in landscape format is in very good condition for a 105+ year old map. Was originally folded into a card cover but the front half has disappeared leaving the map attached to the back cover, as issued. <br></br>
1352Coming Soon!DetailsBullard Company, The1916
Huge road map of New England with early advertisements
Bullard Company, The
$65.00Bullard-Company--TheHuge-road-map-of-New-England-with-early-advertisementsLarge antique advertising-related 4' x 3' road map of south New England from the beginning of the age of automobile travel. Coverage extends from New York and Albany in the west to Cape Ann and Nantucket in the east. Includes Boston, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island Sound, Rhode Island and Long Island Sound. Copyrighted 1916 by the Bullard Company, 44 Cornhill, Boston. A fine piece for the man-cave. (Yard-stick shown for size estimation, not included). <br></br> Inset advertising and related photographs and numerous closeup circular maps of key areas including: Fall River, Marblehead, New London, Concord, Plymouth, and Cape Cod. Overstamp reads: "Compliments of the Hotel Raymond. Fitchburg, Mass.". <br></br> Verso with advertisements and numerous tables of related information including distances and census data. Orginal envelope included.
1371Coming Soon!DetailsButler, Lowell1952
Fine Baby-Boom Era Pictorial Map of California
Butler, Lowell
$155.00Butler--LowellFine-Baby-Boom-Era-Pictorial-Map-of-CaliforniaLarge, attractive poster-size map of California's historical sites created during the post-war baby-boom era of the early 1950s. Numerous sites are numbered on the map. Includes extensive notations on the verso related to a whopping 496 sites in California. Cartography By Lowell Butler. <br></br> Verso contains textual descriptions related to the precise location and a brief history of each of the 496 sites. A few examples of the sites include: <br><br/> <hr> <ul> <li><strong>1-- Customs House. Alvarado, Main and Scott Streets, Monterrey.</strong><i> The port of entry for vessels and cargo reaching California during the days of Spanish and Mexican occupation...</i></li> <li><strong>411-- Campo Store. Campo, San Diego County</strong><i> A frontier trading post and border fort built by Luman H. and Silas E. Gaskill who settled here in 1868.</i></li> <li><strong>190-- Painted Rock. 7 miles southeast of Corona on State Highway No 71, Riverside County. </strong><i>A boulder with Indian pictographs applied (probably of Louiseno origin), registered and marked in 1927. What the pictographs mean has not been determined. <hr></i></li> </ul> According to David Rumsey "The sites are identified by whether they are from the Spanish-Mexican Period, Years of the Gold Rush, Agricultural Era or Commercial and Industrial Expansion era. . With insets: San Francisco Bay; Monterey sites; Los Angeles and vicinity sites; San Diego sites; Mother lode sites. On verso: 'A note of explanation by Phil Townsend Hanna'; descriptive list of historical sites with color drawings, numbered to correspond with sites on map." <br></br> Compiled from the official registrations of the California State Department of Natural Resources. By Phil Townsend Hanna and William Webb. Copyright 1952 by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Published by Westways, Vol. 44, No. 12.
1071Coming Soon!DetailsSmiley, Russ1966
Mid 20th-century Pictorial Map of The Islands of the Bahamas
Smiley, Russ
$295.00Smiley--RussMid-20th-century-Pictorial-Map-of-The-Islands-of-the-BahamasRetro-style pictorial fishing map/print of the Bahama Islands. A very decorative nautically themed work that would make a great gift for any fisherman of yachtsman with an interest in the Bahamas. <br></br> The map is a nautical chart of the area from Miami, Florida at center left encompassing the Great Bahama Bank and extending to Grand Inagua Island at bottom right. The map is surrounded by an array of fishes of the area, many of them listed with their common name beside them. These fishes include permit, jack, hogfish, queen triggerfish, nassau grouper, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, and blue marlin. <br></br> Hundreds of noted features include: Miami, Lucaya Freeport, Spanish Wells, Biscayne Bay, Andros Island, Grand Bahama Island, Man of War Channel, North and South Bimini, Crooked Island Passage, and Rum Cay. <br></br> Created by Miami, Florida artist Russ Smiley and published by the Miami Post Publishing Company in 1966. Currently this item is framed in an old 1/2" wide black frame with chips, and will be shipped framed if desired (only within the USA). Outside the USA, frame is not included. Not examined out of frame
1047Coming Soon!DetailsDovarinoff, Jean1973
Pictorial map of St. Barths with roads and beaches
Dovarinoff, Jean
$325.00Dovarinoff--JeanPictorial-map-of-St--Barths-with-roads-and-beachesDecorative, large, pictorial map of the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy (Saint Barths or St. Barts). Dated within to 1971/1973. St. Barts is a French territory located in the Caribbean Sea about 25 miles southeast of St. Martin. The capital of St. Barts is Gustavia. Details many of the fine beaches on the island including: Anse a Colombier, Anse de Grande Saline, Anse de Grand Cul de Sac, Anse de Lorient, and Anse du Gouvereur. <br></br> This scarce pictorial map of St. Barths, out of print for many decades, is decorated with sailing ships, fanciful sea creatures, pirates, and mermaids. A legend at far right explains the cartographic conventions used on this map. French text. Attribution reads: "Dressee par Jean Dovarinoff, le 30.3.1971 a l'anse des cayes, Saint Barthelemy, Guadeloupe."
1136Coming Soon!DetailsWilson, John F.1979
Decorative pictorial map of Manteo, North Carolina
Wilson, John F.
$125.00Wilson--John-F-Decorative-pictorial-map-of-Manteo--North-CarolinaInteresting pictorial map of downtown Manteo, North Carolina on Roanoke Island along Shallowbag Bay. This very decorative map is packed with features of daily life on Roanoke and provides a street map and birds-eye view of Manteo downtown ringed by pictures reflecting its maritime heritage including boats, sea chests, seagulls, oars, antique furniture, anchors, and foodstuffs. <br></br> A number of local historical homes are featured including the George Howard Creef House; the Forbes Nixon House; the Meekins House; the James Bonner House; and "The Old House" or George Washington Creef House, said to be one of the oldest structures then standing in downtown Manteo. Other key features pictured on the map are the Pioneer Theater; the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department; Water Oak at Mother Vineyard; and the Dare County Courthouse. <br></br> About the courthouse Wilson notes: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Erected 1904, replacing a wooden 1873 structure. The land for the building was donated by John Wescott in 1870 when the county of Dare was formed from the counties of Hyde, Tyrrell and Currituck. It was named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born in the New World." </div> <br /> Manteo is located on Roanoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Named the seat of government for Dare County in 1870, Manteo incorporated in 1899 and in 2010 had a population of just 1434 persons. <br></br> Published by John F. Wilson IV in 1979.