1928 Griswold Tyng Pictorial Map of New England

NewEngland-tyng-1928
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Map of New England.
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1928 Griswold Tyng Pictorial Map of New England

NewEngland-tyng-1928

A humorous illustrated pictorial perspective on New England.

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Title


Map of New England.
  1928 (undated)    21 x 15.5 in (53.34 x 39.37 cm)     1 : 1267200

Description


An uncommon 1928 pictorial map of New England drawn by the illustrator Griswold Tyng on behalf of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston. The map covers all of New England from Long Island to northern Maine and from Lake Champlain to Mount Desert Island. Features numerous vignettes illustrating ships, sea serpents, fish, lighthouses, and other regionally specific scenes. Historical sites are illustrated with vignette drawings of significant buildings, such as Longfellow's Birthplace, the Statue of Liberty, and the Old Man in the Mountain, among many others. Colleges are represented by their mascots in the case of Yale and Brown. Women's Colleges, such as Vassar, Mount Holyoak, and Wellesley, show pictures of young women in graduation caps. An inset to the left of the map illustrates important buldings depicted on the map as well as state capitals.

Rumsey notes that the map is 'arranged from colonial maps of Blaeu, Speed, and others.' We see little evidence of this other than the fact that the artist took some stylistic inspiration from these charts. For example, the cartouches in the upper right and lower left, which while bearing different figures and designs, are clearly inspired by the cartouches appearing on Blaeu's 1635 Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.

This map was engraved and printed by Southgate Press of Boston.

Rumsey suggests that this map is 'arranged from colonial maps of Blaeu, Speed, and others.' We see little evidence of this other than the fact that the artist took some stylistic inspiration from these charts. For example, the cartouches in the upper right and lower left, which while bearing different figures and designs, are clearly inspired by the cartouches appearing on Blaeu's 1635 Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.

This map was engraved and printed by Southgate Press of Boston.

Cartographer


Griswold Tyng (1883 - 1960) was an American painter and illustrator active in Massachusetts. Tyng was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He studied art under De Camp and Howard Pyle. Tyng is known for his marine genre paintings. Cartographically he is responsible for only one map, a 1928 pictorial map of New England.

Condition


Good. Professionally repaired and backed on archival tissue. Chip loss at center, repaired. Fold splits, repaired.

References


Rumsey 8211.003. OCLC 54351361.