1897 (dated) 14 x 18 in (35.56 x 45.72 cm)
This is an attractive two color lithograph 1897 view of Boston Harbor by George H. Walker & Co. Covers Boston harbor in full with its many islands, light houses, forts, and communities. The map part of the map covers Boston, South Boston and East Boston, naming many individual streets and buildings. Also shows Deer island, Governor's Island, Castle Island Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Squantum, Long Island, and countless others. Shows steam ship routes between the island as well as ferry lines.
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.
Very good condition. Original folds. Blank on verso. Some light pencil makrs following some steamer lines.