1937 A. Hoen Fish and Game Pictorial Map of New Jersey

NewJerseyFishGame-hoen-1937
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Fish and Game Habitats Showing general distribution of fish and game - navei, introduce, and migratory- in the State of New Jersey.
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1937 A. Hoen Fish and Game Pictorial Map of New Jersey

NewJerseyFishGame-hoen-1937

Uncommong sporting map of New Jersey showing the general distribution of wildlife including Fish, Deer, Fowl, and other Small Game.

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Title


Fish and Game Habitats Showing general distribution of fish and game - navei, introduce, and migratory- in the State of New Jersey.
  1936 (undated)     x in (0 x 0 cm)     1 : 3000000

Description


A marvelous 1936 pictorial map of the state of New Jersey promoting sporting life by Samuel R. Steward and John H. Wright. The map covers the entire state of New Jersey. Superimposed on the map of are images of various game animals, as well as fish, in various locations where they are prominent. Animals include deer, raccoon, squirrels, and rabbits. Game fowl including the pheasant, brant, duck, grouse, goose, snipe, quail, sora, woodcock, and Yellow Legs. There are 15 fish noted, ranging from fresh water fish like bass and sunfish to saltwater giants like the Great Tuna. Urban areas, including Manhattan and the sprawling Newark, Jersey City, Paterson region, are rendered pictorially, although not to scale. Some of the more important buildings are, nonetheless, recognizable.

This map was drawn by Samuel R. Steward and John H. Wright on behalf of the New Jersey State Planning Board form information provided by the New Jersey State Fish and Game Commission. It was printed by A. Hoen, lithographer. This map is quite rare with the OCLC identifying only 3 examples in institutional collections.

Cartographer


August Hoen and Company (fl. c. 1840 - 1981) was a Baltimore based engraving and lithography firm active in the middle part of the 19th century. A. Hoen & Co. was originally founded by Edward Weber under the name "E. Weber & Company". Weber died in the early 1850s and his company was taken over by German immigrant August Hoen (?? - 1886) and his brothers, Henry and Ernest Hoen. As general interest lithographers, the Hoen firm's corpus includes posters, cigar boxes, sheet music covers, and posters as well as maps. They are best known for their pioneering multi-color lithographic techniques. After the death of August Hoen, the business passed on to his son, Albert Hoen. Another son, Earnest A. Hoen, moved to Richmond, Virginia and opened a branch of the firm there where he was granted a charter to produce Civil War era Confederate Currency. Their contributions to the cartographic field are generally in association with engraving and printing work done for Jacob Monk and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Hoen family maintained an active interest in the firm for the next 100 years or so until it finally filed for bankruptcy in 1981.

Condition


Good. Backed on archival tissue. Printing on verso. Repair to right margin - see image.

References


OCLC 26113810.