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Auction 179, Lot 265

"Map of the Roads Around Boston", Walker, George H. & Co.

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1898 (dated)


Color: Black & White

27.8 x 34.9 inches
70.6 x 88.6 cm
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A highly detailed map of the Boston region extending from Milford and Plymouth north to the New Hampshire state line. Shows the street-grid pattern of towns and cities, roads, railroads, steamer routes, and more. A legend at bottom left defines the various types of roads including "best" and "other." Folds into red paper wrappers (4.5 x 6.5") with title "The Boston Road Book with Map." Includes advertisements for Howard Cycles on rear cover and for Columbia Telegraph and Telephone Co. on inside the front wrapper.


Condition: B+

On a clean sheet, issued folding, with numerous short splits at the fold junctions. Paper wrappers are soiled and worn.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2020