North Providence County Rhode Island telegraphs railroads 1895 huge scarce mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Town of North Providence
(Providence County, Rhode Island)
Issued Philadelphia, 1895 by Everts and Richards.
Very detailed late-19th century oversized map. Lithographed with hand color.
Map was issued backed by linen, original small leather index tab affixed at fore edge.
With small pencil markings -- made by a previous owner -- relating in some way to individual homes and properties.
An extensive color coded key locates features not often identified on maps, including: public telephone offices, express and telegraph offices, fire hydrants, greenhouses, buildings classified by their material (brick, wood, stone, etc.), electric car lines, iron bridges, private roads, railroads, parks, mill buildings, schools, hospitals, as well as dozens of individual homes (with owners names).
Many of these features are identified by tiny symbols.
Minor light toning and small scattered age spotting as typical for maps of this vintage, perhaps small minor paper flaws, but to our eyes and for most people, an entirely acceptable and nice looking example of this scarce large folio antique map.
Sheet measures c. 31 3/4" x 22 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 30" x 20".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2, p. 40.
According to LeGear ( United States Atlases in the Library of Congress) , this atlas was not present in the Library of Contress.