Very Rare 19th Century Mayhew Family Tree from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, lithograph on paper laid on linen, printed in 1855

Very Rare 19th Century Mayhew Family Tree from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, lithograph on paper laid on linen, printed in 1855

$3,200.00

Very Rare 19th Century Mayhew Family Tree from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, lithograph on paper laid on linen, printed in 1855, in form of literal tree above coastal landscape with dunes and rolling hills, settlements, ship and many canoes.

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Very Rare 19th Century Mayhew Family Tree from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, lithograph on paper laid on linen, printed in 1855, in form of literal tree above coastal landscape with dunes and rolling hills, settlements, ship and many canoes. The tree delineates the many descendants of patriarch Thomas Mayhew, the Governor and Patentee of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Elizabeth Islands in 1642, shown in extent down to 1855. The lithograph also features a short biography of Thomas Mayhew, a portrait and biography of his son Rev. Jonathan Mayhew (early Doctor of Divinity graduate from Harvard College), and the family coat of arms.

Antique genealogical charts are fairly scarce, and ones from the islands are rarely seen and extremely sought after. Ones of this size are practically unheard of, and the decorative landscape is simply incredible.

The chart is in good condition with some wrinkles and discoloration from age, especially around the perimeter where it had been mounted with tape at some point; there is also some loss of paper at those tape points. Luckily those points of damage are mostly at the edges and would be easily hidden by matting. There is also one divot on the frame.

Measures: 30-1/2 in High x 37-1/8 in Wide

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