1902 National Publishing Company Map of Vermont

Complete map of Vermont showing highways and natural features… - Main View

1902 National Publishing Company Map of Vermont


Green Mountain State.


Complete map of Vermont showing highways and natural features…
  1902 (dated)     56 x 36 in (142.24 x 91.44 cm)     1 : 190080


An impressive, large-format 1902 indexed folding map of Vermont by the National Publishing Company highlighting the state's rail network at the start of the 20th century.
A Closer Look
The map's grand size allows for granular detail, demarcating not only the counties of Vermont, but its individual towns. An alphanumeric grid surrounds the map, corresponding to an index of cities, villages, post offices, and railroad stations at bottom-right. Data from the 1900 Census and a table of distances between major towns and cities are also included at right.

This map was published at the height of the railroad age. Although numerous roads are indicated, most would have been dirt or perhaps gravel, and railroads remained the primary means of transportation between cities. Most of these lines are now defunct, but Amtrak utilizes track remnants for the 'Vermonter' and 'Ethan Allen Express' services.
Publication History and Census
This map was produced and published by the National Publishing Company in 1902 (it is sometimes also cataloged with the Scarborough Company as an author, given the close relationship between the two companies). It is listed among the holdings of five institutions in OCLC, while a 1901 edition is held by two institutions.


National Publishing Company (1897 - 1902) was an American map publishing firm founded in Portland, Maine in 1897. The founders, brothers Walter C. Scarborough (June 4, 1862 - May 9, 1904) and Howard G. Scarborough (December 23, 1867 - June 10, 1905), were also proprietors of the Scarborough Company and the Dominion Publishing Company. The National Publishing Company was intended to be managed by Howard, with Walter serving as treasurer. By 1901, the firm had relocated to Boston, where it published and sold large scale brilliantly printed road maps. In 1902, the Scarborough brothers merged their three concerns into the Boston based Scarborough Company and opened an office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Walter and Howard died in 1904 and 1905, both from tuberculous, but the Scarborough Company continued, transferring its offices to Indianapolis. In 1913 it became the Scarborough Motor Guide Company (c. 1913 - c. 1933). It does not appear to be related to the more prominent general publisher of the same name based out of Philadelphia. Learn More...


Excellent. Bright and clean. Mounted on linen. Folds visible but virtually no wear. Few tackholes in corners, else fine.


OCLC 24278887.