Acushnet Bedford Reservoir scarce huge 1895 Bristol Co. Mass. detailed old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Town of Acushnet.
(North America- United States- Bristol County, Massachusetts- )
Issued 1895, Phila by Everts & Richards.
Remarkable oversized elephant folio sheet map, among the largest commercially produced regional county survey maps of the late 19th century. Lithographed with original outline hand color.
Stunning level of detail, endless named home and property owners with building outlines. A reference key identifies a wide range of features which often includes the material buildings and structures were constructed with (brick, wood, stone, iron), barns, street railway lines, ice houses, horse stables, offices for telegraph, telephone, etc.
Light uniform paper age toning otherwise clean, nice looking example. Text relating to the city or township shown on reverse as always for this rare map.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/4" x 32 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 19 7/8" x 29 7/8".
Le Gear, United States Atlases, L1568.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 403-24.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2, pg. 40.
Woodward, The All-American Map- Wax Engraving and it's Influence on Cartography . pp. 27-8.