Maker: Collins & Clark
Antique hand-colored wall map of New Bedford, MA, from original surveys by J.C. Sidney, published by Collins & Clark, printed by Wagner & McGuigan, 1850. This scarce map is rarely available for sale and can generally only be found in the collections of Harvard and Princeton. It is colored by ward and includes street names, property owners of the time, the many wharves of this important whaling town, and illustrations of notable buildings, including City Hall, the Court House, the Customs House, Wamsutta Mills, and several churches. A sumptuous decorative border surrounds the map, which is on original wooden rods. It could be displayed in a shadow box frame, removed from the rods, or hung as it is (out of direct light to prevent fading). Good original condition, with some water stains at the top and overall yellowing due to varnish (almost all wall maps were varnished and are now a warm honey color from the varnish). This map has been removed from the rods- if you would like to purchase it with rods, please let us know (no additional cost). Measures approx. 45 x 30 inches to the outer edge of the decorative border and approx. 50 x 37.5 inches including the rods.
Item Number: MAS2247