George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co

Vineyard Haven birds eye view 1893 1895

Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts : the popular seaside summer resort.

DESCRIPTION: Original lithographed bird's-eye view of Vineyard Haven and Vineyard Haven Harbor on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Second state of this view, ca. 1895, by George W. Walker, lithographer, first issued in 1893 [1]. Looking east, Walker's view takes in the wharf, the waterfront, and the harbor with many sailing vessels. Measures 18" x 14" within the neat lines.

This view is quite scarce on the market. No sales recorded in AMPR; no holdings in WorldCat.

Vineyard Haven, is a working harbor village in the town of Tisbury, Massachusetts a year-round port for Martha’s Vineyard island. Locations in Vineyard Haven that Walker included in his list of references include: the East Chop light; Mansion House; Windmill; sailor's free reading room; and Lagoon Heights. Walker also identifies by name the homes of important Vineyard Haven residents including Dr. William Leach, Captain Benjamin C. Cromwell, Captain Clough, Captain P.L. Smith, and Captain Owens.

The second state of Walker's view of Vineyard Haven is easily identified as it contains two additional location names on the bottom roll of the scroll of references: 'Grove Hill House' and 'Association Hall'. Also, in the upper right quadrant there are numerous street additions and deletions as compared to the first edition. The second edition also contains marginal text denoting the four compass directions.

[1] Online. Vineyard Haven bird's-eye view. 1st. Walker. 1893.
[ Mass. , MA ]

CREATOR: George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co



BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very good.  Washed and laid archivally to Washi paper. Small losses at bottom edge. Small chips. Ragged marginal edge to the paper at right with a 1/2" right margin.



SIZE: 18 " x 14 "


PRICE: $4750


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