CASCO BAY, Maine - Bird's Eye View published in 1906

CASCO BAY, Maine - Bird's Eye View published in 1906

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A Reproduction of a Bird's Eye View of CASCO BAY, Maine - published in 1906 by Geo. H. Walker and Company for the Maine Central Rail Road.

Framing is available.
Framed replica maps include dry mounting, UV filtering glass, and your choice of six mouldings, wired and ready to hang upon delivery. All mouldings are approximately 1.5" wide. Please factor in an additional 3" to the listed size for framed items.

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This image is printed on heavy matte fine art paper with archival inks. Framing is available. Framed charts include drymounting, UV filtering glass, and your choice of six mouldings, wired and ready to hang upon delivery. All mouldings are approximately 1.5" wide. Please factor in an additional 3" to the listed size for framed items.

Retailers who would like to carry our Maps and Prints, please contact us through the "ask a question" button in this listing, for information and discounts.

Established through merger in 1862, by the early 20th century the Maine Central Railroad dominated its market, with lines throughout the state and neighboring New Hampshire. It commissioned this lovely bird’s-eye view as a promotional piece, designed to demonstrate to well-off Bostonians just how easily they could access the Casco Bay region, Down East Maine and even the White Mountains by means of rail, ferry and steamer connections.

This view appeared in many variant forms, with a range of coloring, adjustments to the steamer routes connecting the islands of Casco Bay, and alterations to the Walker and Maine Central Railroad imprints. As is the case here, the vast majority were printed on thin paper then folded and tipped into card-stock wraps. This example has been removed from its wraps and lined on the back for stability, though the wraps are still present.

Established in 1880 George H. Walker & Co. “was the last important lithographic firm to be established in Boston in the nineteenth century” (Pierce and Slautterback). An advertisement in the 1882 Boston Business Directory describes the firm as “publishers and lithographers” doing “engraving in all its branches, map engraving and photo-lithographing.” (Reps) Among other output, Walker issued atlases of Massachusetts and of Essex County, separate maps of Boston and its metropolitan area, and birds-eye views of Boston, Edgartown, Bar Harbor, and Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Love it. Exactly as described. Beautiful quality. Perfect in our cottage!