Pictorial Maps


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1377Map of N.J. beach resorts and connecting railroads from 1885.DetailsPennsylvania Railroad1885
Early Pictorial Map of New Jersey Ocean Resorts and Railroads
Pennsylvania Railroad
1885
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$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.
716Birdseye map from Boston, to Gloucester and Marblehead, MassachusettsDetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1907
Boston Harbor and the North Shore
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1907
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$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>
1352Large 4' x 3' road map of south New England with ads.DetailsBullard Company, The1916
Huge road map of New England with early advertisements
Bullard Company, The
1916
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$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.
4803Gushers!  Cyanotype pictorial map of the Texas Oil Boom.DetailsOsceola Oil Company1919
Osceola Oil Company Gushers in the Great Texas Oil Field
Osceola Oil Company
1919
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$6,500.00Osceola-Oil-CompanyOsceola-Oil-Company-Gushers-in-the-Great-Texas-Oil-FieldGushers! More gushers! No gushing prose here but dozens of <b>gushing oil wells</b>. Extraordinary! No other copy found anywhere online. <br></br> The Great Texas Oil Field: Electra, Clara, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Holliday, Wichita Falls, Huff, and Dundee, Texas. <br></br> Our artifact is a very rare cyanotype (blueprint) pictorial map documenting the Texas Oil Boom in north Texas during the period 1919-1921. This persuasive map exuberantly promotes drilling the 200 acre lease held by Osceola Oil Company (now extinct) near Dundee, Texas in Russell A. Richardson's subdivision "Located right on the Dundee Dome and Anticline." <br></br> Drawn by Wichita Falls Blueprint and Supply Co. <br></br> Names numerous famous oil fields and wells including: the Sunshine Hill Pool, the Ramming Pool, the Burkburnett southwest extension, the Kemp-Munger-Allen field. <br></br> <b>Boom Town</b>, a 1940 film starring Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, was inspired by events around Burkburnett, Texas during the early 20's oil boom. <img src="/PageImages/BoomTown.jpg" alt="Gushers!" width="140" align="left" style="margin: 10px 10px"> <br></br> The first oil in Burkburnett was discovered in 1912, when a gusher of 2000 barrels a day was brought in on the S.L. Fowler farm. The Burkburnett Townsite Field in Wichita County was discovered in 1918. In 1919 oil was discovered in the Kemp-Munger-Allen field. <br></br> Osceola Oil Company was organized in 1919 with corporate officers Russell A. Richardson, President and C.C. Drake, Secretary. With authorized capital of $500,000 and a single leased property of 200 acres "...one mile east of the Waggoner Ranch in Wichita County Texas" the company began seeking investors. By 1922 it was all over but for the crying… Osceola filed a lawsuit against the driller, Stewart Drilling Company, who failed to discover oil with a 2000 foot deep well on the property. (Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=55tDAQAAMAAJ. Page 698.)
4733Tokyo-Paris-London Map for an e-sugoruku board game.DetailsAsahi Shimbun1926
Fine Japanese inter war sugoroku biplane flight game board
Asahi Shimbun
1926
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$165.00Asahi-ShimbunFine-Japanese-inter-war-sugoroku-biplane-flight-game-boardVery attractive and decorative Japanese Taisho period inter-war sugoroku board game with pictures of biplanes. This large sugoroku commemorates a record long flight to Europe in July 1925 via the route of Tokyo-Paris-London. The flight, with two Breguet 19 A2 biplanes, was sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper and piloted by H. Abe and K. Kawachi, covering 13,800 km (8,575 mi). <div class="indenttextblock"> The Bréguet XIX was two-seater light bomber and as a reconnaissance aircraft, first rolled out in 1923. A very successful metal biplane, it stayed in operational service for fifteeen years. (Source Online: http://acepilots.com/pioneer/breguet19.html) </div> </BR> Set across a background of Asia, locations on the board correspond to cities in Asia and Europe to include Rome, London, Paris, Istanbul and many more. Text in Japanese. Verso is blank. <br></br> E-sugoroku, with rules similar to the game of chutes and ladders, appeared in Japan as late 13th century and became popular due to the cheap and elaborate wooden block printing technology of the Edo period. Sugoroku boards were made with pictures and themes from religion, political, actors, heros, and popular culture.
4861Pre-depression era map of Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean.DetailsEdwards, Ham1929
Antique Map Catalina Island, California Depression-era
Edwards, Ham
1929
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$150.00Edwards--HamAntique-Map-Catalina-Island--California-Depression-eraFine pre-depression-era brochure with a bright pictorial map of Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Long Beach, California. Published by Wilmington Transportation Company who offered steamer services from the Catalina Steamer Terminal to Catalina Island from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena. <br></br> Included in a six-page brochure with things to do, rates for trips and ferry service, photographs, and advertisements for local hotels including the "Largest one floor hotel in the world with 1250 rooms." Map predates the Great Crash of October 1929 by three months. <br></br> Drawn by "Ham" Edwards - Art Services.
1418Old pictorial map of the State of California.DetailsJohst, Paul Spener1931
California Pictorial Map
Johst, Paul Spener
1931
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$85.00Johst--Paul-SpenerCalifornia-Pictorial-MapPictorial map of the State of California in a cartoon-like style. Depicts transportation, chief industries (film-making, asparagus farming), nature, and recreations for the state in an exaggerated, stereotyped manner. Legend identifies 5 locations within California: Yosemite National Park, San Francissco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Catalina Island is identified by name. Page 181. <br></br> Verso with text extolling the virtues of California's natural wonders and its agriculture. <br></br> From "Picture Map Geography of the United States" by Vernon Quinn. With Picture Maps by Paul Spener Johst. Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company. New York. 1931. Some picture maps in the book contain depictions that today might be considered politically incorrect or even racist.
1419Old pictorial map of the State of Alaska.DetailsJohst, Paul Spener1931
Alaska Pictorial Map
Johst, Paul Spener
1931
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$85.00Johst--Paul-SpenerAlaska-Pictorial-MapPictorial map of the State of Alaska in a cartoon-like style. Depicts transportation (dog sledding) , nature (bears and igloos) and recreations for Alaska in an exaggerated, stereotyped manner. Legend identifies four locations within Alaska: Juneau, Ketchikan, Anchorage, and Wrangell. Kodiak Island, British Columbia and the Yukon are identified by name. Page 193. <br></br> Verso with text extolling the virtues of Alaska's natural wonders and its mountains; and bears. <br></br> From "Picture Map Geography of the United States" by Vernon Quinn. With Picture Maps by Paul Spener Johst. Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company. New York. 1931. Some picture maps in the book contain depictions that today might be considered politically incorrect or even racist.
1421Old pictorial map of the State of South Carolina.DetailsJohst, Paul Spener1931
South Carolina Pictorial Map
Johst, Paul Spener
1931
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$85.00Johst--Paul-SpenerSouth-Carolina-Pictorial-MapPictorial map of the State of South Carolina in a cartoon-like style. Depicts transportation (mules), agriculture (tobacco, rice, watermelon, cotton, corn) for the State of South Carolina in an exaggerated, stereotyped manner. A decorative legend at bottom left identifies four locations within South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg. Page 57. <br></br> Verso with text extolling the virtues of South Carolina geography and natural wonders. <br></br> From "Picture Map Geography of the United States" by Vernon Quinn. With Picture Maps by Paul Spener Johst. Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company. New York. 1931. Some picture maps in the book contain depictions that today might be considered politically incorrect or even racist.
1422Old pictorial map of the State of North Carolina.DetailsJohst, Paul Spener1931
North Carolina Pictorial Map
Johst, Paul Spener
1931
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$85.00Johst--Paul-SpenerNorth-Carolina-Pictorial-MapPictorial map of the State of North Carolina in a cartoon-like style. Depicts industry (textile mills, furniture) and agriculture (tobacco, peanuts, cotton, corn) for the State of North Carolina in an exaggerated, stereotyped manner. <br></br> A decorative legend at bottom left identifies four locations within North Carolina: Charlotte, Winston Salem, Greensboro, and Raleigh. Coastal locations of Pamlico Sound, Albemarle Sound, Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, and Cape Fear are identieid in small type. Page 53. <br></br> Verso with text extolling the virtues of North Carolina geography and natural wonders. <br></br> From "Picture Map Geography of the United States" by Vernon Quinn. With Picture Maps by Paul Spener Johst. Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company. New York. 1931. Some picture maps in the book contain depictions that today might be considered politically incorrect or even racist.
2547Amusing pictorial map of the Caribbean.DetailsWhite, Ruth Taylor1935
Amusing Pictorial Map of the Caribbean Islands
White, Ruth Taylor
1935
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$270.00White--Ruth-TaylorAmusing-Pictorial-Map-of-the-Caribbean-IslandsDecorative, playful map of the Caribbean Islands by Ruth Taylor White. Coverage includes south Florida, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Windward and Leeward Islands, Central America, and portions of Colombia and Venezuela. The Caribbean Islands are shown in a cartoon-like style complete with palm trees, flamingos, cruise ships and numerous stylized native inhabitants in local costumes. At the Panama Canal Zone a United States soldier stands guard with gun at shoulder. <br></br> Ruth Taylor White was among the most prolific makers of pictographic maps or cartographs. White's whimsical style combines her artistic skills with local color and flavor, making her maps among the most collected pictographic maps. These whimsical maps combine graphic style, color and comical observation and are drawn in the same style of Jo Mora's works of the same period. Page 85.
4767Very fine map of Portugal in a folksy, pictorial style.DetailsBotelho, Carlos1937
Portugal 1937 Exposition Internationale de Paris
Botelho, Carlos
1937
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$400.00Botelho--CarlosPortugal-1937-Exposition-Internationale-de-ParisVery fine map of Portugal in a simple, folksy, pictorial style. For a brochure "Portugal Gastronomique" to support the Portugese exhibit at the 1937 International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Paris, France May 4 to November 27, 1937. There, pavilions of the participating countries were built along the Seine. These structures were projects by the outstanding architects of the time. <br></br> On the recto French text written by Albino Forjaz Sampaio and simple images related to traditional Portugese food. (Source: http://garfadasonline.blogspot.com/2013/04/portugal-gastronomico-na-exposicao-de.html <br></br> Signed within as "Botelho 37". Carlos Botelho (1899-1982) was a multi-faceted artist, illustrator, and caricaturist. Lito National - Porto.
1371A Map of the Marked Historical Sites of California by Butler.DetailsButler, Lowell1952
Fine Baby-Boom Era Pictorial Map of California
Butler, Lowell
1952
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$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.
1071Retro-style pictorial fishing map/print of the Bahama Islands.DetailsSmiley, Russ1966
Mid 20th-century Pictorial Map of The Islands of the Bahamas
Smiley, Russ
1966
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$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
4769Pictorial map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast, Italy.DetailsSocieta Partenopea di Navigazione1970
Pictorial map of Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples.
Societa Partenopea di Navigazione
1970
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$35.00Societa-Partenopea-di-NavigazionePictorial-map-of-Amalfi-Coast-and-Bay-of-Naples-Decorative pictorial map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast area in Italy ca. 1970. Includes the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida linked with mainland towns of Pozzuoli, Napoli, Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. <br></br> This colorful small map was published by the Italian transportation service SPAN, the Societa Partenopea di Navigazione. Art by Cassese. With the SPAN flag and the phrase "con la SPAN verso mete felici" or Google-translated from Italian as "with SPAN towards happy destinations." <br></br> Verso with a complete SPAN timetable in English.
1136Pictorial map of downtown Manteo, North Carolina .DetailsWilson, John F.1979
Decorative pictorial map of Manteo, North Carolina
Wilson, John F.
1979
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$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.
4746 Decorative print of the Atlantic Coast and Amelia IslandDetailsLeary, Pat1987
Limited edition print of Amelia Island, Florida
Leary, Pat
1987
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$270.00Leary--PatLimited-edition-print-of-Amelia-Island--FloridaSigned and numbered decorative limited-edition nautical print of the coast near <b>Amelia Island, Florida</b>. This fine modern print features a 20th-century Coast Survey chart of the Atlantic Coast in that area overlaid with a eighteenth-century "Plan of Amelia Island in East Florida" by Fuller/Jefferys. With images of shrimp boats, nets and other artifacts that evoke the laid-back low-country charm of that area. <br></br> Signed in pencil and dated within to 1987. Number 399/500. <br></br> A fine original gift for those with interests in boating, fishing, or beach recreation in the area near Amelia Island or the Florida Altantic Coast.