Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 317

"Plan of Part of Boston Harbor Showing Improvements Made in Its Channels, by the United States and Commonwealth of Massachusetts...", U.S. Government

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1883 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

54.9 x 28.6 inches
139.4 x 72.6 cm

This large plan of Boston Harbor and its surroundings was made to accompany the report of harbor and land commissioners. It stretches from Cambridge east to George's Island and names several of the Harbor Islands. The plan locates the terminal ground of the New York and New England Railroad Company, some dredging company contracts, depth soundings, beacons, shoals, and more. A legend at bottom right identifies high and low water lines, areas dredged by the United States and Massachusetts, the depths of different areas, and more. Lithography by A. Meisel.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing, some short splits at fold intersections, and light offsetting of the title.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2017