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1902 Walker Map of Boston, and Vicinity, North Shore (Cape Ann), Massachusetts


1902 Walker Map of Boston, and Vicinity, North Shore (Cape Ann), Massachusetts




Road Map of the North Shore and part of Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  1902 (undated)     18 x 19 in (45.72 x 48.26 cm)     1 : 190080


This is a beautiful c.1902 map of Boston and the north shore of Massachusetts along with parts of Middlesex County by the Walker Lithography and Publishing Company. It covers north east Massachusetts from Salisbury south as far as Scituate and inland as far as Upton, including Cape Ann. The map is highly detailed and notes several counties, cities, rivers, lakes, roads, islands and other important geographical features. Best routes are shown in red. This map was published by the Walker Lith. and Pub. Co. at 400 Newbury St., Boston.


George H. Walker (January 4, 1852 - 19??) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walker started his life as a dry goods merchant but developed an active interest in publishing during the early 1870s. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother , Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. Shortly thereafter the firm expanded to new offices at 160 Tremont Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England. Walker also established the Walker-Gordon Milk Laboratory. This interesting investment was based on the premise that infant deaths could be avoided by providing higher quality milk. The company eventually became a great success, producing a high quality cow milk that closely resembled human breast milk. In the process the Walker-Gordon laboratory developed many of the dairy health standards that are still with us today.


Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Dissected into eight sections and backed on linen.