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Chase Maps

The Chase Map collection contains 23 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, 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 His pictorial maps include historical references, decorative borders, and architectural embellishments. Other repositories that hold Ernest Dudley Chase maps include: State Library of Massachusetts, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

black and white portrait of Ernest Dudley Chase

Widely regarded for his drawings, greeting cards, and maps during his lifetime, Ernest Dudley Chase was born in Lowell, MA 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 and a collection of his cards, maps, and travel diaries are held at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History. After a creative and illustrious career, Chase died in 1966 in Hyannis, MA.  


Maps

All maps are available as PDFs except one. The black & white version of America the Wonderland is only available as an image. Click on the map image to open the PDF.

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

color map of the US
America the Wonderland

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

black and white map of the US
America the Wonderland

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

black and white map of Winchester, MA
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.


black and white map of Boston, MA
Boston, Massachusetts and Vicinity

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

black and white map of Europe
Europe: A Pictorial Map

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

color map of the world
A Factual & Pictorial Map: World Freedom

United States: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1950. 
Color. Unsigned. 15.5” x 36” inches.


black and white design of France
France as drawn by Ernest Dudley Chase

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

black and white design of an eagle made up of rectangles that stamps could be affixed to
Great Seal of the United States

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Black and white. Unsigned. 31.75” x 22” inches.

black and white map of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
Norway, Sweden, Denmark

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


black and white design of the American flag made up of rectangles that stamps could be affixed to
The Oath to the Flag

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Black and white. Unsigned. 32.5” x 22” inches.

black and white map depicting WWII battles in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Battle Map

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1942.
Black and white. Signed. 25” x 19” inches.

black and white map of the British Isles
A Pictorial Map of the British Isles

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


map of Germany
A Pictorial Map of Germany

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

black and white map of 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.

color map of North America
A Pictorial Map of North America

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1945.
Color. Unsigned. 21.75” x 29” inches.


color map of Manhattan
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.

black and white map of Spain and Portugal
A Pictorial Map of Spain and Portugal

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

color map of the US showing stamps from around the country
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. 


black and white map of Switzerland
A Pictorial Map of Switzerland

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1936.
Black and white. Unsigned. 25” x 19” inches.

color map of the world showing stamps from around the world
A Pictorial Map: A World of Stamps

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Color. Unsigned. Research directors: Charles Peck Kerr, C. Beecher Petersen, Ashley C. LeDuc. 34” x 21.5” inches.

black and white map of California
The United States as Viewed by California (very unofficial).

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


color map of the US
The United States of America

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, 1935.
Color. Unsigned. 25” x 18.5” inches.

color map of the world showing buildings, animals, and trivia
World Wonders: A Pictorial Map

Winchester, Mass.: Ernest Dudley Chase, undated.
Color. Unsigned. 38” x 28” inches.