Chester Dayville Hampden MA 1894 town village huge scarce detailed antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Town of Chester / Village of Chester.
(Littleville P.O., North & center Chester- Round Top Hill- Dayville- Hampden County, Massachusetts).
Issued Springfield, MA, 1894 by L.I. Richards.
Remarkably detailed late-19th century folio sheet map of this town and village on the Westfield river. Lithographed map with original hand color.
A fascinating level of historical detail is shown. The reference key describes buildings by their construction type and identifies stage coach lines, quarry, railroads, electric car lines, iron bridges, highest elevations, barns, stables, ice houses, telegraph & public phone offices, etc. Various types of buildings -- including owner's name -- are identified in the plan, as well as property outlines. Countless building shapes are shown, etc. Among the most detailed map available of this township around this date.
Sheet measures c. 32" W x 22 1/2" H.
Printed area measures c. 29 3/4" W x 20" H.
Folio. Original centerfold as issued.