Shurtleff, Elizabeth

Rare pictorial map of the Isle of Shoals

Map of the Isle of Shoals formerly known as Smith's Isles published in 1927

DESCRIPTION: Very rare original full-color lithographed pictorial map of the Isle of Shoals from 1927 designed and drawn by Elizabeth Shurtleff. Copyright by Jessie E. Donahue (1927). Beautiful, saturated colors. With verse by Celia Thaxter and Frederick T McGill.

Only two copies of Elizabeth Shurtleff's 1927 map of the Isle of Shoals were found in WorldCat. No record of a sale of the map was found online. A later much-revised edition of the Shurtleff's map was copyrighted and published in 1960 by Edward Rowe Snow.

Captain John Smith discovered the Isle of Shoals in 1664 lying about seven miles offshore on the border of what are today the states of New Hampshire and Maine.

Elizabeth Shurtleff
(1890 - 1968)

Elizabeth Shurtleff (1890 - 1968) attended the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. She is best known for her output of pictorial maps during the classic period of American pictorial map making 1920 - 1960. Shurtleff's other pictorial maps include "A Map of the Bermuda Islands" (1930), "Map of the State of New Hampshire" (1926), and "A Star Map with Representations of the Figures and Animals in the Constellations…".

CREATOR: Shurtleff, Elizabeth



BODY OF WATER: Portsmouth Harbor, Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very good.  Clean and bright with even and appropriate age-toning. Coloring strong. Lightly rinsed and folds flattened.

COLORING: Lithographed color.


SIZE: 19 " x 26 "


PRICE: $2100


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