Auction 170, Lot 275

"A Scott-Map of Harvard University and of Radcliffe College Cambridge, Massachusetts",

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1959 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

24 x 32.8 inches
61 x 83.3 cm

This pictorial map by Alva Scott Garfield depicts the combined campuses of Harvard and Radcliffe College with streets and individual buildings identified. The map is filled with illustrations, interesting historical facts, and the coats of arms of the various resident houses. It is surrounded by a decorative border including Harvard's seal.

Scott's cartographic career began in 1926 with a decorative pictorial map of her alma mater, Wellesley College, and was entitled Newe Mapp of Wellesley. In 1929, Scott produced another campus map of nearby Wheaton College (MA). Scott took a 20 year hiatus from map production to focus on other endeavors, but in the late 1940s began producing both campus maps and regional views in New England including the present example.

References: Hornsby (Picturing America) p. 22; Rumsey #8777.

Condition: A+

On a clean sheet with vivid color. There are a few minor extraneous creases confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/14/2018