Auction 124, Lot 250

"Bird's Eye View of Boston Harbor and South Shore to Provincetown Showing Steamboat Routes",

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1915 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
15.8 x 19 inches
40.1 x 48.3 cm

A superb bird's-eye pocket map produced for the tourist trade. The attractively colored map folds into paper covers with title and the price - 10 cents. The map extends from South Bay all the way to Cape Cod Bay and Provincetown. This early edition does not have the numerical key listing at bottom that some issue include. This edition names 35 landmarks and lighthouses on the inside cover, all keyed to the map. Numerous ferry and ship routes are shown. The map is a beautifully printed chromolithograph with no credit given to the printing company. Published by John F. Murphy, News agent for the N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R. and Fall River Line Steamers.

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Condition: A+

View with no flaws, the covers have a slight hint of soil, still fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008

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