Nantucket


Nantucket

Item Information

Title:
Nantucket
Description:
Women in Cartography: Nantucket-based artist Ruth Haviland Sutton produced many prints and oil paintings while residing on the island for nearly forty years. Sutton designed this map of her home in 1946, and it was originally lithographed by her teacher, printmaker George Miller. The map highlights natural features such as plant, animal and bird species and documents favorite island locales, including landmarks and hotels, while the marginal vignettes detail Nantucket’s Native American, agricultural, fishing, early industrial and urban history. This colorful and lively map of the "faraway land," as it was known by native inhabitants, depicts the island as a retreat for wildlife and leisure enthusiasts.
Lithographer:
Miller, George C.
Creator:
Sutton, Ruth Haviland, 1898-1960
Cartographer:
Sutton, Ruth Haviland, 1898-1960
Name on Item:
planned and drawn by Ruth Haviland Sutton ; lithographed by George C. Miller
Date:
[ca. 2010–2015]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nantucket Island (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsNantucket (county)Nantucket Island (island)
Publisher:
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]
Notes:
Reproduction.
Insets: Nantucket Town -- Location map.
Decorative border includes text and illustrations.
Exhibited: "Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015-2016.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 32 x 48 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:47,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_014640
Barcode:
39999065704478
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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