This is a fine example of the C. S. Hammond's 1920 bird's eye view map of New York to Boston. Focusing mainly on Long Island, the map covers from Richmond (Staten Island) to Cape Cod. Includes Nantucket Island, Block Island and Martha's Vineyard. Various villages and regions along Long Island and the coast of Connecticut are identified. In the north, the view extends as far as Thatcher Island. Various illustrations of ships sailing, airplanes flying overhead, and lighthouses along the coast are featured. Notes the boundaries of Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. Ferry routes and railroads are also marked. This map was published by C. S. Hammond & Co. for the Union News Company, New York.
Caleb Stillson Hammond (1862 - 1929) was the founder of C. S. Hammond & Company, a map making and printing firm based in Brooklyn, New York. Hammond started his career in mapmaking as the head of Rand McNally's offices in New York City, where he began working in 1894. Hammond split with Rand McNally, forming his own printing concern in Brooklyn, New York, in 1900. The firm was subsequently incorporated in 1901 and relocated to Manhattan, and then to Maplewood, New Jersey, near Hammond's family home. Hammond rose to become one of the largest cartographic publishers in the United States, second only to Rand McNally in volume. On his retirement, C. S. Hammond passed the firm to his son, who subsequently passed it to his own son, C. D. Hammond, who sold the company to Langenscheidt Publishers in 1999. The firm has since been folded into Universal Map, an affiliate of Kappa Publishing Group. This archives of the Hammond World Atlas Corporation, an invaluable resource, where donated to the Library of Congress in 2002. Learn More...
Very good. Typical wear over original fold lines. Minor foxing here and there. Blank on verso. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.