Auction 130, Lot 280

"Map of Boston and the Country Adjacent, from Actual Surveys", Williams, Alexander

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1882 (dated)

Publication: Boston Map Store

Color: Hand Color

Size:
31 x 21 inches
78.7 x 53.3 cm

This colorful pocket map details the region surrounding Boston from Cohasset in the south up to Marblehead and westward to include Concord and Natick. Concentric circles are spaced at one mile intervals from the State House in Boston. Excellent detail with the major streets of larger towns shown including Boston, Roxbury, Chelsea, etc. Drawn on a scale of one mile per inch. Locates railroads, wagon roads, and shows many individual buildings or houses in the rural areas. Blank verso. Folds into brown cloth covers with stamped gilt title. Published at the "Boston Map Store." An uncommon pocket map.

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Condition: A

Fine original hand coloring and dark impression. One short segment split in fold. Covers are very nice with edge of spine rubbed and one rubbed area on front.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/2/2009

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