5 results, ordered by Publication Date

Rare and important chart of Boston Harbor

A considerable rarity, and the most detailed chart of Boston Harbor for its time. The chart depicts Boston Harbor from modern-day Winthrop in the north to Hull and Hingham in the south. It provides an immense amount of information for these complicated waters, including the many harbor islands, hundreds of soundings, and a multitude of rocks […]

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Boston on the brink of Revolution

An informative map of Boston and surroundings, produced for English readers anxious for information after news of the Boston Tea Party reached the mother country. The main image is a chart of the Massachusetts coast from Scituate to Beverly, with particular detail for the soundings and many navigational hazards of Boston Harbor. Inset at upper […]

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Massachusetts Bay from The Atlantic Neptune

The Atlantic Neptune is arguably the finest atlas of North American waters ever produced, achieving in its more complete states full coverage of the East and Gulf Coasts. The Neptune’s great strength was the integration of form and function: while its hundreds of charts, plans and views are based on rigorous observations taken by British military […]

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French Revolutionary-era chart of Boston Harbor, updating des Barres

A lovely, early-color example of this important chart, produced during the American Revolution by order of the French Admiralty. The chart was published in 1780, the year General Rochambeau landed with his army at Newport, Rhode Island, which for the duration of the American Revolution served as the major French base in the United States. It […]

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Boston Light in 1789

A scarce view of Boston Light, one of the few obtainable 18th-century views of an American lighthouse.  The original Boston Light was built in 1716 on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor. It was the first lighthouse built within the future United States, but was destroyed by the British as they evacuated the town […]

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