Patriotic pictorial map of the peninsula between the James and York Rivers in Virginia and three historically significant colonial Virginia towns there, focusing on the period between the establishment of the first English settlement in Jamestown in 1607 and the surrender of Cornwallis in Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War in 1781. (The Battle of Williamsburg in 1862 during the Civil War is also included.) The illustrations depict landmark buildings, events, scenes from colonial life and portraits of historical figures such as Captain John Smith, Chief Powhatan and George Washington. The cartouche is composed of a picture of a colonial soldier with clipper ships in the background. Other decorations include the state seal of Virginia, its colonial coat of arms, and a compass rose. The map is printed in black, tan, red, blue and aqua and surrounded by a bold geometric border.
The Tudor Press was founded in Boston around the turn of the 20th century as a family-owned letterpress facility, by at least 1904. In 1940, it brought the first four-color offset press into the Boston area. In 1967, the company relocated to its current location in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was renamed Graphic Litho.
Full publication information: By Hugo Stevens. Copyright 1930 A.H. Miles. The Tudor Press, Boston. Litho in U.S.A.
Condition: Generally very good, the original colors vibrant, with the usual overall minor toning, handling, wear.
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