March 2022
Hello, Map Friends!
It is beginning to feel like Spring has come to Cape Cod. The early flowers like daffodils and crocus are sending out their green fronds, the peepers have emerged (Perri took this video of peeper sounds on a Sunday jog yesterday), and we are already seeing a small number of tourists. Do you love the sounds of peepers, the heralds of Spring, as much as we do?
We have been having fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, creating interesting posts for our followers to enjoy. Recent topics include the naming of Australia, cartography of the Alps, our travel list, and many posts about the day in history. We try to feature a variety of maps and places, and we hope you will follow us on social media, if you would like to! We also post all of our new listings on Pinterest, if that is more your style!

Below we shall highlight some exciting new maps below, but you can always visit our Newly Listed Maps section to see everything new from the past month or so. We have a Great Maps - Super Deals category that offers our discounted items. And don't forget that we also have a category specifically for maps under $100!
If you are looking for something specific, we recommend using the search function or the "Filter By" function on the left side above the listings to search within a category.

Beantown Maps and Book

We have recently added several interesting Boston items, including a couple of old favorites that we have had before. If you are interested in the Shining City Upon a Hill, these maps will surely delight you.
This antique hand colored map of Boston and vicinity was published by A. Williams & Co., circa 1875. The map has a title that indicates that it shows proposed rural parks, however it seems that the version published by Williams & Co was adjusted and does not reflect the title. An example of the version with the parks can be found on the NY Public Library's website. Bowditch was a architecture consultant, surveyor, and landscape gardener and he frequently worked with Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. and John Charles Olmsted, often as a surveyor or draftsman. This map shows Boston in the middle of the Back Bay fill- much has been filled but there remains a large gap with proposed roads.
Antique Bird's Eye View map of Boston Harbor, in color, by Walker, circa 1900, from South Boston, looking east to the Boston Harbor Islands and South. With each island, lighthouse, and fort labelled, this playful map includes Nantasket Beach and Minots Light in the far distance.
This is an antique leather-bound book by Abel Bowen, published by Otis, Broaders and Co, Boston, 1838. This detailed book features engravings that illustrate the Boston Athenaeum, Periodicals, Societies, Churches, Places of Amusement, Anniversaries, Recent and Projected Improvements, Ancient Buildings, and the Annals of Boston. There is an index with many other subjects. It includes two small fold-out maps: Boston (20+ years before Back Bay was filled) and Boston and Environs.
Denver at the End of the 19th Century

The fifth edition of this folding map of Denver, Colorado, it shows city blocks, names of some property owners, and points of interest- e.g. parks, cemeteries, college campuses (e.g. Denver Ladies' College, St. John's College, etc.). It was produced by the Rollandet Drafting and Blueprint Co., 1899.

Bird's Eye View Maps
We are pleased to have some new and returning bird's eye view maps! These stunning maps are a fantastic conversation starter here in the store and surely will create an incredible focal point in your home that draws the eye and sparks the imagination.
Published in 1927 by Puget Sound Navigation Company, this map includes Vancouver, Seattle, steamer routes, a map in the upper right with highway routes, and more. This was issued as a tourist map and verso includes detailed tourism information for the area.
With exquisite printed color, this lithograph of Casco Bay, Maine, shows Casco Bay from Cape Elizabeth and Portland to Freeport, Brunswick, and Lewiston. It includes the islands, towns, cities, Sebago Lake, Poland Spring House, and Mount Washington in the distance, with ferry and railroad lines. This map was made by George Walker, copyrighted in 1906, and issued by the Eastern News Company. 
Another handsome printed color map, this shows New York City, Brooklyn, and the Bronx with surrounding areas. Published in 1909 by C. S. Hammond & Company, it includes the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, other important public buildings, and a red ferry line that travels around Manhattan and through Long Island Sound, presumably towards Boston.
A Rare Map of the White Mountains in 1920
This rare government map shows areas in which land is being acquired, ranger stations, fire lookouts, hotels, trails, and more. On this map the area around the Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods is out of the Proclamation Boundary ("Area in which purchases are being made"). Printed by the US Geological Survey in 1920, these maps are almost never seen on the market, although they were produced every few years. The only other example we could find is in the collection at Dartmouth College. 
A Variety of Antique Travel Booklets

These aren't our usual fare, but they are quite interesting and worthy of some attention. Some have maps, while others are photo books, but they all provide a glimpse into a special place and time.
1888 - Saratoga Illustrated: The Visitor's Guide of Saratoga Springs. 
1898 - Historic Lake Champlain
1922 - A Summer Paradise. Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, and Summer Resorts on the Lines of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad.

1902 - The Hudson by Daylight Map from New York Bay to the Head of Tide Water ... also the Names of Prominent Residences, Historic Landmarks, the Old Reaches of the Hudson, and Old Indian Names.
1896 - Along Shore at Buzzards Bay
1867 - Map showing the Springfield Route between New York and Boston, via New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, and Worcester. By Walling / Taintor Brothers
Many New Maps and Prints Under $100
And so much more!
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