1859 (dated) 15 x 9 in (38.1 x 22.86 cm)
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This is an excellent 1859 map of New Hampshire by A. J. Coolidge. One of the few maps specifically of New Hampshire published in the mid- 19th century; this example covers the entire state as well as adjacent parts of Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine. It also identifies various roads, rivers, mountain passes, Coast Survey stations and an assortment of additional topographical details. The state seal is included above the title. Plotted on the polyconic projection by Shedd & Edson, Civil Engineers & Surveyors. Dated and copyrighted to A. J. Coolidge and engraved by G.W. Boynton.
George Washington Boynton (fl. c. 1830 - 1850) was a Boston based cartographer and map engraver active in the first half of the 19th century. Boynton engraved and compiled maps for numerous publishers including Thomas Bradford, Nathaniel Dearborn, Daniel Adams, and S. G. Goodrich. His most significant work is most likely his engraving of various maps for Bradford's National Atlas. He also engraved for the Boston Almanac. In 1835 Boynton is listed as an employee of the Boston Bewick Company, an engraving, stereotype, and printing concern based at no. 47 Court Street, Boston. Little else is known of his life.
Coolidge, A. J., and Mansfield, J. B., A History and Description of New England, general and local. Vol. I. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Boston, 1859.
Very good. Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.