Lake Champlain Historic Maps- Framed Set of 6
We're proud to introduce an all-time classic map to the Lake Champlain Valley. When displayed on a wall, our six framed maps show the lake as mapped in 1857, by H.F. Walling, from Alburgh to Shelburne Bay. The details are riveting...named home sites and businesses, churches, landmarks and early roads, topography, rivers and wetlands. In 1857, H.F. Walling completed his Map of Vermont, actually 12 separate maps, each one approximately 25 square feet! Every road in the state had been travelled by representatives of Mr. Walling. They carried compasses and an early version of the car odometer to measure the distance. Home-owners were queried, points of interest noted. The original maps were hand-colored and sold by county, mounted upon wooden rollers. Our set of lake maps, taken from 3 counties, is designed to be mounted on your living room or office wall, from top to bottom. The six frames require approximately 6 feet of vertical wall space for mounting. Each frame is 11" high x17" wide. The metal frames are flat black. Clear styrene "glass" protect the images. Each map faithfully reproduces the original hand colored plates.