Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan
Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 Bufford city plan
$ 275.00

A Plan of Gilmanton, Taken from the surveys of Sanborn, Pace and Others. Drawn by a scale of 200 Rods to an Inch 

(United States, New Hampshire, Gilmanton, Lake Winnipesaukee, City Plan). 

Issued Boston, c. 1845 by Bufford & Co. Litho. By Joseph Gilman 1772. Copy by W. Walker, 1808 and Rev. D. Lancaster, 1845. 

Fine and very uncommon/ likely rare mid-19th-century lithographed urban map. Captures the central NH lakeside town with a level of detail and accuracy previously unseen. Many tiny house & church picto-symbols, very clear layout of endless lots, existing roads as well as a contemplated road to Concord, new bridge, topographical features, naming of buildings, etc. Lake Winnepisiogee for Winnipesaukee. With several early manuscript annotations on the map, including a note that "Factory Village" was now (1926) called "New Belmont".

An early work from this famous and prolific lithographic printing workshop which around this very date had Winslow Homer as an apprentice.

Printed on thin bond paper, issued folding, original leaf affixed to rear of right middle panel with early manuscript dedication to Francis Cogswell Carleton. 

This paper is now well age-toned with small light scattered spotting and small splits at fold line intersections, and the map must be handled with care. Old inexpert tear repair at right middle edge panel which is relatively easy to forgive visually given the overall slightly wrinkled state of preservation. Several early hand annotations by a local resident with family members living in areas covered by the plan. Rare in any condition. 

Original fold lines as issued.

Sheet measures c. 25" x 19."

Printed area measures c. 24 1/2" x 17". 

[R21116].

Cobb, Maps of New Hampshire , 159 (giving date as 1845).

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 208.

Pierce, Boston Lithography 1825-1880 , pp. 130-2, et. al. (noting the firms various imprints & how he worked with N. Currier of later Ives printing fame).

Reps, Making of Urban America , pp. 130-8.

No example appears within Map Price Record .