"Balloon View - Cape Ann to Boston",
Subject: Eastern Massachusetts
Period: 1879 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 11.3 inches
45.7 x 28.7 cm
This scarce "balloon view" extends from the North Shore to Salem and Boston, and folds into soft covers (4.2 x 6.5") that carry the same title. It is augmented by six inset views including a large Isles of Shoals (Maine/New Hampshire). Numerous railroads are depicted in the region and tiny ships fill the Massachusetts Bay in the foreground. Drawn by F.K. Rogers. Imprint below neatline "Copyright 1879, by J.H. Daniels, Boston" with his address given on the cover as 223 Washington Street. Blank verso. A scarce issue with only a couple examples located in institutions.
The map has light offsetting with a few edge tears and tiny fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape. The rear paper wrapper has a tear that has also been repaired with archival tape.