Auction 151, Lot 148

"A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Massachusetts & New Hampshire

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 8.9 inches
24.6 x 22.6 cm

Interesting and very early Revolutionary War map extending to the Connecticut River in the west and York and Fort Stephen in the north. The map was issued in June 1775 at the outbreak of hostilities and was intended to inform the British public of the situation. There is nice detail of watershed and topography, and numerous towns, cities, and forts are located.

References: Jolly #GENT-234.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flat, on watermarked paper with light soiling and small chips in far corners at right that have been professionally repaired, with a minor amount of neatline in facsimile. Trimmed close to neatlines at right and left.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/19/2014