1889 Rand Avery Supply Company Map of Cape Ann, Massachusetts

CapeAnn-randavery-1889
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1889 Rand Avery Supply Company Map of Cape Ann, Massachusetts

CapeAnn-randavery-1889

Boston and Maine Railroad's routes around Cape Ann.
$225.00

Title


Cape Ann Mass.
  1889 (undated)     10.25 x 13 in (26.035 x 33.02 cm)     1 : 112640

Description


This is an 1889 Rand Avery Supply Company map of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Issued by the Passenger Department of the Boston and Maine Railroad, thick black lines trace the Boston and Maine Railroad's network through the region, including the Eastern Division spurs to Marblehead and Rockport. The only cities and towns labeled are those serviced by the Boston and Maine. However, the region's counties, rivers, ponds, and lakes are all illustrated and labeled. The coastline is also depicted in detail, with Salem Harbor and Beverly Harbor identified, along with innumerable points and coves.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by the Rand Avery Supply Company, issued by the Passenger Department of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and published in Benjamin D. Hill and Winfield S. Nevins' The North Shore of Massachusetts Bay. Eleventh Edition. in 1889. The guidebook is well represented in institutional collections but is scarce on the private market.

Cartographer


Rand, Avery, and Company (1851 – 1886) was a Boston based book and map printer active in the late 19th century. The company was founded in 1851 by George Curtis Rand (December 13, 1819 – December 30, 1878) and his brother-in-law Abraham Avery (November 15, 1824 - April 3, 1893). George C. Rand was a brother to William H. Rand of Rand, McNally, and Company of Chicago. George C. Rand was born in Woodstock, Vermont, to Baptist minister John Rand (1781 – 1855) and his wife. Rand began working in the printing industry from at least the 1840s, wherein he mostly produced religious tracts. He married Julia Avery in 1851 and brought his brother-in-law, Abraham Avery, into the business, renaming the firm Rand, Avery, and Company. Avery was born in Wibraham, Massachusetts and studied at Wesleyan University, which his father helped to found. Rand, Avery, and Company was based in Cornhill, Boston, and was, for a time, they were the largest printers in New England. Such works as Uncle Tom's Cabin were included in their catalog. Avery retired when Rand died in 1878, but the firm continued to publish under another generation of managers, including Rand's son, Avery L. Rand, until at least 1886. They also took on a fourth partner, Orrin F. Frye, and published as Rand, Avery, and Frye. After retiring Avery moved to Los Angeles where he died in 1893. It appears that this firm also published under the name the Rand Avery Supply Company. Learn More...

Source


Hill, Benjamin D. and Winfield S. Nevins, The North Shore of Massachusetts Bay. Eleventh Edition (Salem: Salem Press Publishing and Printing) 1889.    

Condition


Average. Backed on archival tissue for stability. Infill along horizontal fold line and one vertical fold line.

References


OCLC 53182207.