1884 Walker Road Map of Essex County, Massachusetts

New Driving Road Map of Essex County, Mass. - Main View

1884 Walker Road Map of Essex County, Massachusetts


Cape Ann and the North Shore.


New Driving Road Map of Essex County, Mass.
  1884 (dated)     25.25 x 33 in (64.135 x 83.82 cm)     1 : 79200


This is an 1884 George Walker map of Essex County, Massachusetts. The map details the North Shore region, including Cape Ann, Gloucester, Essex, Lawrence, Salem, Newburyport, and Lynn. The county's road and railroad network appears in detail, noting the 'Gloucester, Essex, and Lawrence' branches of the 'Eastern Railroad', the 'Newburyport Railroad', the 'Boston and Maine Railroad', and the 'Salem and Lowell Railroad'.
Publication History and Census
This map was created and published by George H. Walker in 1884. We note seven examples in OCLC: American Antiquarian Society, Harvard University, the Boston Athenaeum, the State Library of Massachusetts, Salem State University, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.


George Hiram Walker (January 4, 1852 - November 14, 1927) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Springfield, Vermont, 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 with Dr. Thomas Morgan Rotch and Gustave Gordon. 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. Walker married Irene L. Loud on March 25, 1885. Learn More...


Walker, G., Atlas of Essex County, Massachusetts, (Boston: Walker) 1884.    


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Very slight loss at fold intersections.


OCLC 11026512.