Auction 126, Lot 300

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

Subject: Massachusetts, Boston

Period: 1920 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

Nice bird's-eye map that was 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 Plymouth Cape Cod Canal and Provincetown Showing all Steamboat Routes. Price 10 cents." At the bottom a numerical key identifies 25 landmarks and lighthouses. It 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 The Union News Company.


Condition: A

Map is near fine with just a hint of toning where joined to covers. Covers also near fine less tiny area of stain at upper tips.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008