Berkshire Mass. home owners names 1876 detailed uncommon large detailed mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Massachusetts- Berkshire County- local maps- cities & towns of New England).
Issued 1876, NY by F.W. Beers & R.T. White. Printed & engraved by J.B. Beers.
On the back is a full page map of Blackington and on the other side are two maps on a single sheet Clarksburg and Briggsville.
Uncommon 19th century lithographed antique map. With original hand color.
Of note for the detailed coverage of the area, among the earliest obtainable 19th century maps of this particular location. An excellent level of detail is captured, with endless specific family names given for specific houses, plot lines, etc.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15 3/4"H x 23 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 15"H x 21 5/8"W.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 408.
LeGear, United States Atlases in Library of Congress, L1564 (noting this is the only 19th century atlas map of this Berkshire county location commercially produced for state-wide and regional distribution in the 19th century).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.