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Auction 159, Lot 273

"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 10.4 inches
19.1 x 26.4 cm
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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 (Maps) pp. 149; Sellers & Van Ee #890.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. The bottom margin has been extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/14/2016