Auction 149, Lot 247

"Grundriss von der Stadt Boston und Ihren Gegenden", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 6.4 inches
24.9 x 16.3 cm

German edition of Bellin's attractive early plan of Boston and the harbor including Charles Town and Runde Insel. It shows the street plan of the town and wharves, and locates gun batteries, powder magazines, Presbyterian churches, prison, town hall, windmill, and beacon. It indicates an offshore anchorage and the entrance channel and also depicts shoreline topography with the roads running down to the harbor. Large key at left lists sixteen important sites. Engraved at bottom neatline is T. XVI B. This is very similar to the 1764 Bellin issue from the Petit Atlas Maritime, Tome I, No. 31, but is slightly larger and the title and index are placed on the left.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with a few extraneous creases adjacent to the left fold and very minor soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $185

Closed on 5/21/2014

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