1908 Walker Map or Plan of the City of Boston, Massachusetts

Boston-walker-1908
$300.00
Boston and Surroundings.
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1908 Walker Map or Plan of the City of Boston, Massachusetts

Boston-walker-1908


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Title


Boston and Surroundings.
  1908 (dated)    42 x 28 in (106.68 x 71.12 cm)     1 : 22000

Description


This is a beautiful 1908 map or plan of the city of Boston, Massachusetts and its surroundings by the Walker Lith. and Publishing Company. It covers the city and suburbs from Blue Hills Reservations and Milton north to the Middlesex Fells Reservation and Winchester and from Belmont in the west to Winthrop in the east. The map is extremely detailed and notes individual streets, neighborhoods, parks, ponds, bridges, individual buildings, lakes, cemeteries, roads, railways, islands, rivers and a host of additional topographical features. This map was published by Geo H. Walker and Company at 22 High Street, Boston.

Cartographer


George H. Walker (January 4, 1852 - 19??) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walker started his life as a dry goods merchant but developed an active interest in publishing during the early 1870s. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother , Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. Shortly thereafter the firm expanded to new offices at 160 Tremont Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England. Walker also established the Walker-Gordon Milk Laboratory. This interesting investment was based on the premise that infant deaths could be avoided by providing higher quality milk. The company eventually became a great success, producing a high quality cow milk that closely resembled human breast milk. In the process the Walker-Gordon laboratory developed many of the dairy health standards that are still with us today.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear and creasing along original fold lines. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue. Comes with original paper binder.