1966 Phillips Map of Mount Desert Island, Maine (Acadia National Park)

Acadia-phillips-1966
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Sunrise on Acadia This National Park Established in 1919.
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1966 Phillips Map of Mount Desert Island, Maine (Acadia National Park)

Acadia-phillips-1966

Interesting pictorial map of Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, and Frenchman's Bay.

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Title


Sunrise on Acadia This National Park Established in 1919.
  1966 (dated)    15 x 19.5 in (38.1 x 49.53 cm)     1 : 72900

Description


A very attractive 1966 pictorial map of Mount Desert Island, Frenchman bay, and the Schoodic Peninsula. The map was drawn by Augustus D. Phillips, a Northeast Harbor native, in memory of George B. Dorr, Charles, W. Eliot, and John D. Rockefeller Jr. who together, in 1919, created Acadia National Park. Today Acadia is one of the finest national parks on the eastern seaboard and is enjoyed by thousands of adventurers each year. Augustus D. Phillips was the brother of Luther S. Phillips (1930 – 1850) who published a number of pictorial maps under the imprint of his company, Map of Maine.

Cartographer


Luther S. Phillips (fl. c. 1930 – 1950) was a Maine graphic designer and photographer who made pictorial maps and postcards. He is arguably the Maine's most significant pictorial cartographer. Much of his work focused on the Maine coast in the vicinity of Bar Harbor. Phillips was based in Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine. His company, 'Map of Maine' produced local pictorial maps for the tourist market. He would tour around Maine to promote and sell them, along with his scenic postcards. Later his brother Augustus D. Phillips, and nephew, Donald Phillips (1935 – 2009) joined the firm. Luther died in Togus, Maine.

Condition


Very good. Very small abrasions exist on the ship above the title cartouche, and little cranberry island to the left.

References


OCLC 191263084.