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Auction 115, Lot 251

"A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston", Anon.

Subject: Massachusetts, Boston

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 10.2 inches
19.1 x 25.9 cm

This important map was published just four months after the Battle of Bunker Hill with the map showing "Charles Town in Ruins." Map locates important streets, wharfs, batteries, etc. Compass rose and fleur-de-lys. Complete with the original October 1775 issue of Gentleman's Magazine with articles reflecting the British political positions of the day. A most historical map and issue.

References: Jolly (GENT) 239; Phillips (M) pp. 149

Condition: B

Map is detached from the magazine. Short tear along neatline at binding side. A little offsetting.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2006