Rare signed proof edition of Eldridge's Chart of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island and part of Cape Cod, including significant updates and revisions.
The map illustrates the process by which these charts were edited from year to year. This proof sheet for and updated edition includes camera ready paste down artwork, changes removed with white out and manuscript additions. Signed in red, with printer's instructions by Eldridge. Minor soiling. This edition was intended to include the name of Eldridge's agent, Charles C. Hutchinson.
A remarkable artifact of the early 20th Century Sea Chart printing trade.