Greenbush, VT: Geo. White. ca. 1850. 11 1/8 x 7 1/2. Map conserved by Green Dragon Bindery: laid down on new linen with maroon fabric edging. Residual staining. Scattered small areas of surface loss, manuscript addition of two letters in imprint place name. Original black painted rollers present. Overall, a very presentable example of a seldom-offered map. Item #3693
In about 1810, Isaac Eddy established an engraving shop in Greenbush, Vermont. This was the beginning of an improbable yet very successful map, globe and illustrated book industry in rural Vermont over the next forty years. Eddy's best-known apprentice was Lewis Robinson, who achieved considerable success as a mapmaker.
George White was another apprentice, although very little is known about him. While Eddy and Robinson are discussed in Ristow's American Maps and Mapmakers, there is no mention of White at all. His entire cartographic output was apparently confined to this map and a companion map of New Hampshire.
The map -- a very small wall map issued with rollers -- has a basic, almost primitive feel. Perhaps this accounted for White's apparent lack of success as a mapmaker. An interesting and fairly scarce Vermont map from an unheralded member of the "Greenbush group."
Cobb: Vermont Maps Prior to 1900: 263. [Item no. 7644.].