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Lot 0055
  • Title/Content of Map: Antique French Map and Plan of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Date Printed: 1757
  • Cartographer: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
  • Size (in): 10 x 6

    One of the earliest obtainable town plans of Boston, Massachusetts. This antique French plan shows the area as it was 12 years before the American Revolutionary War. This fine copper-plate engraved plan from Bellin's Histoire General des Voyages shows the back bay as a true bay, before it was filled and built up in the 19th century. Includes Charles Town across the bay. In Boston Bay the key features are an anchorage, Ronde Island, and a single dotted line denoting the navigational channel. Very sparse soundings and hydrographic details. Includes at left an index of 16 locations identified alphabetically on the map.

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  • Location: This item ships from South Carolina

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  • Condition

    Very Good. On clean watermarked antique chain-laid paper . Evident platemark. Slight offsetting from the title but no foxing or notable issues. Good margins.

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    Antique French Map and Plan of Boston, Massachusetts

    Estimate $250 - $275Dec 06, 2017
    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert