Auction 113, Lot 248

"Plan of the United States Marine Hospital Land Chelsea, Massachusetts by Alonzo Davis", U.S. Government

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1835 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18.5 x 24.8 inches
47 x 63 cm

An unusual city plan that is centered on the U.S. Marine Hospital in Chelsea, near Boston. All streets are named, as are some other buildings, using a scale of 100 feet to an inch. Locates the Winnisimmet Ferry and Steamboat Landing. Compass rose with draped pennant. Drawn by Alonzo Lewis who was a prominent citizen of Lynn. Dated October 16, 1835. Very nice example in unadulterated black and white.


Condition: A

Issued folded, now pressed with folds reinforced with archival tissue. Near fine with just a couple tiny spots.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/7/2005