Long Island Wall Map
C.S. Hammond, 1906
Hammond Long Island Map
map inset
map cartouche
map detail
Southampton detail
Long Island
C. S. Hammond & Co., New York: 1906
Photo process print backed on linen, as issued
16.5 x 62.5 inches
Provenance: A North Shore Long Island Estate
$1,250

Large, detailed, elongated wall map of Long Island. The map encompasses the entire length of the island from Manhattan and Brooklyn to East Hampton, with an inset map of the easternmost portion of Long Island, from Napeague Beach to Montauk Point at a scale of 3 inches: 5 miles. The map is labeled in detail, showing names of counties, beaches, towns, and islands. It uses different types of lines to indicate the "good," "fair," and "ordinary" roads, "bicycle sidepaths along roads," those with "no open roads," railroads, and long distance trolley roads. The names of post offices in appear in upper case letters. Numbers along the border denote the distance in miles from New York City Hall.

C.S. Hammond & Co. was founded by Caleb Stillson Hammond (1862-1929) in 1900. He learned the trade working for the Rand McNally map and globe publisher in New York City before starting his own business. C.S. Hammond & Co. advertised business locations in New York, Brooklyn, and Boston, unlike most mapmakers of the period, which were centered in Chicago. The firm produced a variety of wall maps, atlases, globes, etc. This map is one of its earliest productions.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and some fraying and small tears at the edges. Scattered faint staining, markings. Two vertical creases. Map is offset slightly at center where two portions adjoin, as issued. Backed on linen as issued.


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