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Details 1933 Haley / Hetherington Pictorial Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts
1933 (dated) $450.00

1939 Haley and Hetherington Pictorial Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Mount Hope Bridge, Bristol, Rhode Island. - Main View

1939 Haley and Hetherington Pictorial Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts


Illustrates Narragansett Bay, Buzzard's Bay, and Martha's Vineyard.


Mount Hope Bridge, Bristol, Rhode Island.
  1939 (dated)     17.25 x 25.75 in (43.815 x 65.405 cm)     1 : 105000


This is a 1939 John Haley and H. W. Hetherington pictorial map of coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The map depicts the region from Jamestown, Rhode Island to western Cape Cod, including Falmouth and Woods Hole, Massachusetts and from Bristol, Rhode Island to Vineyard Sound, Martha's Vineyard, and the Atlantic Ocean. Buzzard's Bay, Narragansett Bay, and Martha's Vineyard are all depicted and labeled. Beautifully 'arranged and designed', important historic locations, local villages, and other attractions throughout the region are illustrated by vignettes. These sites include local museums, restaurants, military installations and forts, and sailing ships, such as the U.S.S. Constitution, which is moored near the Naval War College, and the whaleship 'Charles W. Morgan'. The flags of numerous yacht clubs are also depicted, including the Bristol Yacht Club, the Newport Yacht Club, the Edgartown Yacht Club, the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, and the Woods Hole Yacht Club. Several ships are illustrated sailing the waters of Narragansett and Buzzard Bays, including a modern battleship, the steamer between Boston and New York, the Mayflower, and a Viking longship.

This map was arranged by John W. Haley, designed by H. W. Hetherington, lithographed by the J. C. Hall Company and copyrighted by the Mount Hope Bridge Corporation in 1939. The map is quite scarce today and rarely appears on the market.


John Williams Haley, Sr. (1897 - 1963) was the former vice president of the Narragansett Brewing Company and the Rhode Island historian for over 25 years. He was best known for his weekly radio program, 'The Rhode Island Historian', which ran from 1927 until about 1953. The Providence Institute for Savings ('The Old Stone Bank') published several hundred of his radio scripts in pamphlet form and many were reprinted later in the four-volume Old Stone Bank History of Rhode Island. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Verso repairs to fold separations at fold intersections. Text and map of 'Newport's Famous Ten Mile Drive Along the Ocean Front' on verso.


Rumsey 8737.004. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Collection, G3772.R5A5 1933 .M68.