Auction 125, Lot 273

"Boston Harbor", Walker Lithograpic & Publishing Co.

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1910 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

22 x 14 inches
55.9 x 35.6 cm

This is a terrific bird's-eye pocket map of the region that was produced for the tourist trade. The map is a fine single-color chromolithograph that folds into paper covers entitled "Bird's-Eye View of Boston Harbor." The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. The Fore River Ship & Engine Co. is on the distant horizon. Steamer routes to Nantasket Beach, Nahant, Winthrop and more are identified. On the back cover is an extensive list of maps available from Walker Lith. & Pub. Co. This map, as listed, originally cost 10 cents. Walker's maps were often sold as advertising maps under another name, most notably by the Union News Co.


Condition: A

There are a couple faint pencil notations, apparently erased, in the blank areas. The green paper covers have short splits at top and bottom along spine.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 9/24/2008