1859 Coolidge Map of Vermont


1859 Coolidge Map of Vermont


Scarce 19th century map depicting Vermont.

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  1859 (dated)    12 x 8 in (30.48 x 20.32 cm)     1 : 1000000


This is an excellent 1859 map of Vermont by A. J. Coolidge. This example covers the entire state as well as adjacent parts of New Hampshire and New York. It is very uncommon to find a mid-19th century exclusively depicting Vermont, as most maps of the period bundled it with New Hampshire. Identifies Killington Peak and Camel's Hump, now popular ski resorts. 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. 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.


Rumsey 3544.000.
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