Exeter New Hampshire.
1896 (dated) 27 x 33 in (68.58 x 83.82 cm)
This is an 1896 A.W. Moore Lithography Company bird's eye view map of Exeter, New Hampshire. The view depicts the city from the academy campus on the left to Squamscott River and from Epping Road and Brentwood Street in the background to the Exeter River. Home to the Philips Exeter Academy, buildings are illustrated in profile throughout the view, with thirty-two locations around town numerically identified and corresponding with an index split between the right and left borders. Some of these buildings include the Phillips Exeter Academy, several churches and local businesses, and the county courthouse. Numerous streets are labeled, including Windmill Street in the upper left quadrant, which never officially existed. The only record of a Windmill Street ever existing in Exeter is in this view, and it was only referred to as Windmill Street informally, due to the presence of a recently built windmill nearby (which is also illustrated here). It soon became Locust Street and lost its informal moniker. The whole is surrounded by thirty-five vignettes of locations around town, providing detailed views of the Philips Exeter Academy (situated just to the left of center along the top border), many of the town's churches, the Town Hall, the Rockingham County Court House, the high school, and the public library.
Publication History and CensusThis bird's eye view was published by A.W. Moore Lithography Publishers in Boston in 1896. Only two examples are catalogued in the OCLC and are part of the collections at the Library of Congress and Pennsylvania State University.
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Verso reinforcements along original fold lines and at fold intersections. Closed tear extending 2.25 inches into printed area from top margin professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.