1834 Sumner Map of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Map of Maine New Hampshire and Vermont. - Main View

1834 Sumner Map of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont


Illustrates the region's many lakes and its ever expanding road network.


Map of Maine New Hampshire and Vermont.
  1834 (dated)     15 x 20 in (38.1 x 50.8 cm)     1 : 1056000


This is an 1834 H.F. Sumner pocket map of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Cities and towns throughout identified, along with the ever-growing road network. The region's most well-known lakes, including Lake Winnipesaukee, Moosehead Lake, and Lake Champlain, are wonderfully depicted, as well as its many rivers. Beautiful original color is employed to differentiate between counties. An inset map in the upper left illustrates northern Maine. Statistical tables presenting population data for these three states from 1820 and 1830 are included in the lower right.
Publication History and Census
This map was created for and published by Hiram Frederick Sumner in 1834. We note five examples cataloged in OCLC: at the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut State Library, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Newberry Library, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This map is rare on the private market.


Hiram Frederick Sumner (February 14, 1800 - March 3, 1874) was an American publisher and bookseller. Born in Hebron, Connecticut, Sumner founded H.F. Sumner and Company in 1830. Flavius A. Brown (a former Sumner employee) and Caleb M. Packard bought out the H.F. Sumner and Company bookstore at 20 State Street in Hartford, Connecticut in 1834, and operated it as Packard and Brown for three years. Packard retired in 1837 and E.W. Parsons joined the firm, which was renamed Brown and Parsons. Brown and Parsons remained at the State Street location until 1844. Very little else is known about Sumner's professional life after the sale of H.F. Sumner and Company. Sumner married Caroline G. Conant (1811 - 1883) on August 22, 1830, with whom he had three children. More by this mapmaker...


Good. Verso repairs to fold separations. Small areas of infill at fold intersections. Printer's crease in lower left quadrant.


OCLC 16317848.