This is an 1866 C. Augustine Dockham topographical map of Essex County, Massachusetts, including Cape Ann. The coverage embraces Salem, Lawrence, Annisquam, Gloucester, Marblehead, and Rockport. Black and white dashed lines mark railroads, including the South Reading Branch Railroad, the Danvers Railroad, the Salem and Lowell Railroad, and the Essex railroad. Ponds, hills, swamps, brooks, and rivers appear as well. A table situated in the lower right corner provides population data for thirty-four municipalities in the county along with the total county population. An advertisement in the lower left corner promotes D.B. Brooks and Brothers, a stationer based in Salem and Boston.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created and published by C. Augustine Dockham in 1866. Four examples are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the collections at Harvard University, Salem State University, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine.
Croydon Augustine Dockham (July 4, 1835 - September 6, 1907) was an American printer and publisher. Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, Dockham attended school in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He began publishing directories of Haverhill, Lawrence, and Newburyport, Massachusetts at the age of seventeen. In 1901 Dockham held the distinction of being the oldest living directory publisher in the United States. He established the Lawrence Daily Journal in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in December 1860 and operated the newspaper through the entire American Civil War. In 1866, Dockham began publishing his 'American Report and Directory of the Textile Manufactures and Dry Goods Trade' which dealt with 'the cotton, woollen, silk, and linen manufactures in the United States, Canada, and Mexico'. Dockham moved to Chelsea in 1877 while maintaining a summer home in North Reading. He married Margaret Anson in 1868, with whom he had five children. Dockham died of intestinal cancer on September 6, 1907. Learn More...
Good. Exhibits wear and toning along original fold lines. Minor repairs and reinforcement along original fold lines, including repairs to slight loss at some fold intersections. Light foxing.