Auction 123, Lot 291

"Bird's Eye View of Boston Harbor Along the South Shore to Provincetown",

Subject: Massachusetts, Boston

Period: 1915 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

Nice bird's-eye map produced for the tourist trade. The attractively colored map folds into paper covers with the title "Bird's Eye View of Boston Harbor in Colors Along the South Shore to Provincetown." Below the map is a numerical key to 25 landmarks and lighthouses. The map names East Boston, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay, Governor's Island, Peddock's Island, Deer Island, Nantasket Beach, Duxbury, Jerusalem and much more. Numerous ferry and ship routes are shown. The map was printed by either the collotype or color gravure method by the Federal Engraving Co., Boston. A scarce issue that was published by Wm. J. Finn Rowes.


Condition: A

A couple short fold splits repaired with archival tape on verso. Paper has pleasant age toning. Covers have minor soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/20/2008