Auction 111, Lot 222

"Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity Published Expressly for the Boston Directory",

Subject: Boston Massachusetts

Period: 1896 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

27 x 33 inches
68.6 x 83.8 cm

Large and detailed map published by Sampson, Murdock, & Co., 155 Franklin St., Boston, drawn on a scale of 1600 feet per inch. Map extends to include all of Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brighton, and Watertown. Arcs on map show distance in 1/2 mile increments from City Hall. Dotted lines are used to indicate projected streets per the Street Dept. Compass rose in the form of a ship's wheel holds two north pointing fleur-de-lys, one for true and the other for magnetic north.


Condition: A

Small area of paper weakness with one hole at neatline caused by removal from covers (not present), otherwise fine.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/8/2005