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Chase Map Collection

ChaseThis collection contains 24 digitally available maps of Winchester resident and graphic artist Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966). Depicted countries include Denmark, England, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The collection also includes maps of Winchester, Mass., Boston, and New York City. It is noted under each citation whether the individual map is black and white or color, signed or unsigned, and the dimensions of each item. His pictorial maps include historical references, decorative borders, and architectural embellishments. 

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)

Widely regarded for his drawings, greeting cards, and maps during his lifetime, Ernest Dudley Chase was born in Lowell, Mass. in 1878. He attended the Lowell Textile School and the Vesper George Art School of Boston. He then joined the Butterfield Printing Company in 1900 and the W. T. Sheehan printing firm in 1906. In 1908, he began his own greeting card company, Des Arts Publishers, which later became Ernest Dudley Chase Publishers. In 1921, the Rust Craft company purchased Ernest Dudley Chase Publishers. Chase held the positions of vice president, advertising manager, and creative director with Rust Craft until his retirement in 1958. Chase also wrote a history of the greeting card industry entitled The Romance of Greeting Cards published in 1926. After a creative and illustrious career, Chase died in 1966 in Hyannis, Mass. 

Related Materials

Chase, Ernest Dudley. The Romance of Greeting Cards. Cambridge, Mass.: University Press, 1926.

Knight, Ellen. Artists of Winchester Massachusetts 1850-1950. Winchester, Mass.: Winchester Historical Society, 1992.

Ernest Dudley Chase Papers, 1924-1940. Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Other repositories that hold Ernest Dudlay Chase maps include: State Library of Massachusetts, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Access

Access to the collection is by prior arrangement. Please contact the Library to schedule an appointment at 781-721-7171 x320.

Map List

 

America the Wonderland
America the Wonderland.
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1940.
Color. Signed. 21.75” x 29” inches.


America the Wonderland
America the Wonderland.
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1940.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches.


Winchester
Being a Map of the Town of Winchester Issued by the Winchester National Bank
Winchester, Mass.: Winchester National Bank, 1939.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 17.5” inches.


Boston and Vicinity
Boston, Massachusetts and Vicinity
.
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1938.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches. 


Europe
Europe: A Pictorial Map
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1938.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19”.


World Freedom
A Factual & Pictorial Map: World Freedom. United States: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1950.
Color. Unsigned. 15.5” x 36” inches.


France
France as drawn by Ernest Dudley Chase
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches.


Great Seal
Great Seal of the United States (stamp game)Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Black and white. Unsigned. 31.75” x 22” inches.


Norway
Norway, Sweden, Denmark
.
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1937.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches.


Oath to the Flag
The Oath to the Flag (stamp game)
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Black and white. Unsigned. 32.5” x 22” inches.


Pacific Battles
Pacific Battle MapWinchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1942.
Black and white. Signed. 25” x 19” inches.


British Isles
A Pictorial Map of the British Isles
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Black and white. Unsigned. 19” x 25” inches.


Germany
A Pictorial Map of Germany
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Black and white. Unsigned. 19” x 25” inches.


New England
A Pictorial Map of the New England States, USA
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Black and white. Signed. 25” x 19” inches.


North America
A Pictorial Map of North America
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1945.
Color. Unsigned. 21.75” x 29” inches.


Bronx
A Pictorial Map of that Portion of New York City know as Manhattan also Showing Parts of the Bronx
 Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1939.
Color. Unsigned. 22” x 29” inches.


Spain and Portugal
A Pictorial Map of Spain and Portugal
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches.


Stamps of America
A Pictorial Map: Stamps of America: Dedicated to Philatelists Everywhere
Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1947.
Color. Signed. Research by Charles Peck Kerr. 34” x 22” inches. 

Switzerland
A Pictorial Map of SwitzerlandWinchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1936.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches.


World of Stamps
A Pictorial Map: A World of StampsWinchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Color. Unsigned. Research directors: Charles Peck Kerr, C. Beecher Petersen, Ashley C. LeDuc. 34” x 21.5” inches.


California
The United States as Viewed by California (very unofficial)Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1940.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19”.


USA
The United States of AmericaWinchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Color. Unsigned. 25” x 18.5” inches.


World Wonders
World Wonders: A Pictorial MapWinchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Color. Unsigned. 38” x 28” inches.



Additional Maps Available at the Library

We have several Winchester town and local maps by other other cartographers available as well. Please visit our Local History page for more information.