Item #3749 A Map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout. Pictorial Map., Katherine Dudley, Maine.
A Map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.
A Map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.
A Map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.
A Map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.
Striking 1928 Pictorial Map of Portland

A Map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.

Portland, ME: Portland Baby Hygiene & Child Welfare Association. Printed by the Tudor Press, Boston. 1928. About 29 ½ x 39 ¼”. Very good. Folded as issued. Accompanied by its original pictorial envelope which is well worn, and has tears but is essentially complete. Item #3749

A wonderfully colorful pictorial map of Portland, Maine from the early days of the pictorial map genre. As the map is described at davidrumsey.com: “Pictorial map in bold colors, help depict Portland and some surrounding localities as a healthy place of clean water, open spaces, and fresh air… It was designed to be attractive to children and to be used in education, to creates a positive image of Portland for kids and provides them with some essential history and basic geography. It serves as a wonderful introduction to the manner in which maps and views of cities construct a sense of place and community.”

The main map is supplemented by inset maps of Prout’s Neck, Sebago Lake, Cape Elizabeth, the Kennebunks and Portland Neck in 1775 when it was burned by the British Navy. Several vignettes of historic sites complete the colorful framing of the main map.

References: OCLC Accession No: 451144837. Rumsey Map Collection: List No.: 8617.000.

[ICN: 7656.].

Price: $750.00