Pictorial Maps

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595Coming Soon!DetailsAllen, Lane, and Scott1898
New Jersey Ocean Resorts on the Pennsylvania Railroad
Allen, Lane, and Scott
$345.00Allen--Lane--and-ScottNew-Jersey-Ocean-Resorts-on-the-Pennsylvania-RailroadAntique lithographed birds-eye view / map of the area between Delaware Bay and New York city with a focus on the many beaches, coastal towns and inlets of New Jersey. Numeous connecting rail lines are shown in red, radiating from Philadelphia to the New Jersey beaches and outlying cities. <br></br> Dozens of towns and beaches and lighthouses are identified. Key noted features and many nautical points of interest along the coast include: Cape Henlopen, Cape May, Smile Beach, 7 Mile Beach, Ludlan's Beach, Peck's Beach, Absecon Beach, Atlantic City, Long Beach, Island Beach, South Beach, Little Egg Harbor Bay, Barnegat Bay, Manasquan, Sandy Hook, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Coney Island, Dover and Princeton. <br></br> This original antique foldout map originally accompanied the Pennsylvania Railroad's annual excursion route guide: "Summer Excursion Routes". This interesting and scarce map is a documentary artifact for the railroad's enduring impact on the area. According to a <a target="_blank" style="color:#9BAFCB" href="http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/exhibits/nj_railroads/njrr.php"> Rutger's University Exhibition on Railroads and New Jersey 1812-1930:</a> <i>"Overall, the success of New Jersey’s modern billion-dollar tourism industry owes a debt to patterns established by railroads in the 19th century".</i> <br></br> Decorative features on the map include a large inset of small gaff-rigged sailboats and smaller views of numerous small commerial and pleasure craft under sail and power in the waters of Raritan Bay and Delaware Bay. <br></br> Matted and framed in old quarter-sawn oak mission-style picture frame in good condition. 2" mitered, beveled frame shows evidence of age on the back; front with one small chip as the only issue. Size framed is 19"Wx23"H.
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>
1120Coming Soon!DetailsBull, W.H.1911
Antique Birdseye View Map of San Francisco
Bull, W.H.
$315.00Bull--W-H-Antique-Birdseye-View-Map-of-San-FranciscoScarce large antique folding map or bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California showing the street layout as it existed in 1911. Key at bottom lists 31 points of interest including the Union Ferry Depot, the Southern Pacific Depot, St. Francis Hotel, Mission Dolores and locations of nine churches. Other labeled features include the Presidio, Fort Miley Park, Golden Gate Park, Buena Vista Park, Twin Peaks, Cliff House, and Telegraph Hill. Ferry routes are shown from the Union Ferry Depot to numerous points including Sacramento, Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California. <br></br> Published after the great earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906 the map was issued by the California General Committee of the 13th International Sunday School Convention (June 20-27, 1911) to registrants at the convention. Verso contains photos and descriptions of regional points of interest.
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.
$175.00Wilson--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.