Auction 110, Lot 189

"Boston Harbor Massachusetts", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Massachusetts - Boston

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Black & White

35.5 x 28.6 inches
90.2 x 72.6 cm

One of the finest charts produced by the Coast Survey. Fully and beautifully engraved with as much detail on land as along the coastline. Filled with hundreds of soundings, plus anchorages, hazards, bottom type, and tables of buoys, light houses, and tides. The detail on shore of roads, houses, fields, villages and railroads is truly remarkable. Lengthily notes provide sailing directions. Seven sea view elevations show the land from various approaches.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Lovely impression and sound paper. Fine condition less a few very small spots along one fold.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/2/2005