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Auction 132, Lot 266

"Boston with Charlestown and Roxbury", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 14.8 inches
30 x 37.6 cm

First edition of this detailed steel engraved plan of Boston and the surrounding cities prior to the filling of the Back Bay. Major railways are shown in red including the Providence Railway, Worchester Railway, Charleston Branch Railway, Lowell Railway, and the Eastern Railway. Other details include historical landmarks, hospitals, gardens, parks, wharves, and other port details. Engraved by B.R. Davies and published by Chapman & Hall.

References: Tooley (Amer) p. 209, #107.

Condition: B+

Original color with some faint foxing.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/2/2010