EWER HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED , Very Truly Yours, F. Ewer, 5 x 3.75, Wednesday in Holy Week, 1880, New York, letter of acknowledgment to another minister, by rector of Christ Church in New York City and designer of the rare 1869 historical map of Nantucket island. Age toning and stain to right edge, otherwise in fine condition. It is not clear exactly what prompted the Reverend Ewer to design his historical map of Nantucket. Although he had spent many years of his youth on the island, where his family had deep roots, he had long since left it behind. After graduating from Harvard, he had tried his hand unsuccessfully at several occupations in California (panning for gold, making maps for a civil engineer, and working as a reporter) before experiencing a barroom conversion and entering the ministry. Ewers map provides a detailed synopsis of Nantuckets history, beginning with Gosnolds sighting of the island in 1602. The chronological table identifies the major stages in Nantuckets development-its early settlement and land divisions, the evolution from shore to deep-sea whaling, the establishment of religious and educational institutions, and the development of the transportation network connecting Nantucket with the mainland (and Nantucketers with one another). Ewer also notes events that marked the transition from one era to the next-the first island whaler to seek its prey in the Pacific (1791), the death of the last Indian (1822), the great fires of 1836 and 1846, and the first gaslight in 1854. In more graphic form the map indicates the sites of old settlements and burial grounds, as well as the boundaries of sachem rights, the former shoreline, old fishing stages, and whaling stations. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337 and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork. Without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a. Clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “F. C. EWER HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED DESIGNER OF 1869 NANTUCKET MAP, CLERGYMAN” is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Profession: MAP MAKER, CLERGYMAN
- Signed by: FERDINAND C. EWER
- Autograph Authentication: HISTORY MAKERS AUTOGRAPHS