Auction 104, Lot 221

"Plan de la Ville de Boston et ses Environs…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1764 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.7 x 6.5 inches
27.2 x 16.5 cm

Attractive early plan of Boston and the harbor including Charles Town and Isle Ronde. It shows the street plan of the town and wharves, and locates gun batteries, powder magazines, Presbyterian church, prison, town hall, windmill and beacon. Indicates an offshore anchorage and the entrance channel and depicts shoreline topography with the roads running down to the harbor. Large index table in French text at left. Engraved at bottom neatline is Tome XIV, No 10. This is very similar to the 1764 Bellin issue from the Petit Atlas Maritime, Tome I, No. 31, but is slightly larger and the title and index are placed on the left.

References: cf Tooley (Amer), p.208, #105.

Condition: A

Folding as issued.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/10/2003