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Auction 118, Lot 350

"Old Colony Line Map of Martha's Vineyard and the Summer Resorts of Buzzard's Bay and Vineyard Sound", Walling, Henry F.

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1885 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9 x 14 inches
22.9 x 35.6 cm

Printed on pink paper, this unusual map folds into self wrappers, 3.3 x 7.3", with additional resort promotion on verso. The map shows the island in good detail with the route of the Old Colony Line shown prominently. On verso is promotional information on the area including an article "The Famous Sea-Side Resorts of America. Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod." Also timetable for Express Trains, plus marketing words like "The Only Direct Route between New York and Oak Bluffs…" A seldom seen ephemeral promotional railroad sheet.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued. A little sunning or soiling on title panel, short split along one fold, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/6/2007