Auction 136, Lot 303

"A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston", Anon.

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 10.5 inches
19.1 x 26.7 cm

This important map was published just four months after the Battle of Bunker Hill. The map shows Charles Town in Ruins with pictorial indications of ruined buildings. The plan of Boston names streets, including Beacon Street with a topographical representation of Beacon Hill, Newberry Street, and indications of fortifications, batteries and other landmarks. There is no engraver's signature.

References: Jolly (GENT) 239; Phillips (M) pp. 149.

Condition: B+

Folded as issued. One spot at neat line and margin extended with old paper at binding trim, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011