Auction 137, Lot 335

"Plan of Boston", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1870 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 13.3 inches
52.8 x 33.8 cm

This is the larger plan by Mitchell. The proposed landfill of the Back Bay shown on earlier maps appears to be complete. Developer Uriah Cotting built a land dam under the extended Beacon Street that trapped water in the Back Bay, preventing sewage from escaping. The states answer was to completely fill in the Back Bay. This chart shows the corrective work completed after more than two decades. Includes a large inset "Map of the Country around Boston showing also its Harbor & Islands".


Condition: A

Minor toning along the centerfold and in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2011