1887 Tunison Map of Vermont and New Hampshire
Description: This is a beautiful example of the 1887 Tunison map of Vermont and New Hampshire. Centered on the Connecticut River, which forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, this map covers both states as well as adjacent parts of Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Canada. Killington Peak and Camel's Hump, popular ski resorts in Vermont are identified – are Mt. Monadnock and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. The map is highly detailed with color coding at county level. Various towns, cities, rivers, roads, and various other topographical details are noted. Published as plate nos. 36 and 37 in Tunison's Peerless Universal Atlas.
Date: 1887 (undated)
Source: Tunison, H., Tunison's Peerless Universal Atlas (Jacksonville, Illinois) 1887.
Cartographer: Henry Tunison (fl. C. 1886 – 1909) was a late 19th century American map publisher and businessman based in Illinois. Tunison published the Peerless Universal Atlas in various editions from 1886 to 1909. Unlike his competitors, the Rand McNally Company and George F. Cram, who printed low quality atlases using printed color, Tunison utilized old world publishing techniques and distinctively vivid hand color to drive the sales of his popular atlas. Because of this, Tunison’s maps, though late of period, remain desirable among collectors. Little is certain regarding Tunison’s early life; however, it may be one Henry Tunison whose family immigrated to Illinois from New Jersey in 1838. Click here for a list of rare maps by Henry Tunison.
Size: Printed area measures 20.5 in height x 13.5 inches in width (52.07 x 34.29 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Map of Maine on verso along with profiles of first twelve presidents.
Code: VermontNewHampshire-tunison-1887 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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