Centennial Map 1836 - 1936.
13.25 x 20 in (33.655 x 50.8 cm)
This is a 1936 Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company map of the United States. Depicting the entire continental United States, pictorial vignettes highlight important events in the history of the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company in the United States, many of which are devastating fires, since this company primarily sold fire insurance. The vignette on the upper right recounts the company losses incurred due to the Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, and San Francisco fires. Other vignettes tout the company's involvement in investing in the first steam fire engine in Philadelphia, the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory, Utah, and Chief Executive Swinton Boult's trip from New Orleans to San Francisco to open the first insurance office on the West Coast.
A Look at the Map's DetailsMajor cities throughout the United States, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco are labeled and have dates next to them indicating when the first agent of the Liverpool and London and Globe was appointed in that city. Small fire icons below some cities, such as Boston, Troy, Baltimore, New Orleans, and San Francisco mark fires after which the Liverpool and London and Globe paid out claims. The scrolls provide more information concerning the evolution of the company in New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco. The other scrolls laud the role the Liverpool and London and Globe played in insuring the railroad industry, particularly during the construction of the transcontinental railroad and that the company held policies in all forty-eight states, many of which were the first policies in the state. Views of company Buildings across the United States are illustrated along the bottom border, while a short company history is situated to the right.
The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance CompanyThe history of the Company is one of mergers. The Liverpool Fire and Life Insurance Company was founded in 1836 in Liverpool by Swinton Boult which wrote its first policy in the United States three weeks after the company was founded. Liverpool bought the London, Edinburgh and Dublin insurance Company in 1847 to form the Liverpool and London Insurance Company. Then, with the acquisition of the Globe Insurance Company in 1864, the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company was formed. In 1919 the Liverpool and London and Globe was purchased by the Royal Insurance Company, but the old name was maintained.
Publication History and CensusThis map was published by the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company in 1936. This is the only known example.
Very good. Even overall toning. Light wear and soiling along original fold lines. Blank on verso.