Auction 121, Lot 252

"Boston", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Massachusetts, Boston

Period: 1838 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14 x 11.3 inches
35.6 x 28.7 cm

This copper engraved map shows the growth of the city beyond the Shawmut Peninsula. The introduction of railroads, and construction of bridges connected the city with its fast growing neighboring communities of Cambridge, Charlestown and South Boston. Names the early railroads of Providence and Lowell (both completed in 1835) with their lines entering the city. Details bridges, ferry lines, roads, forts and more.

References: Phillips (A) 11028-11.

Condition: A

The map has original delicate pastel hand coloring, with a couple of light foxing spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/26/2007