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Description: This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Boston and surrounding areas - one of the earliest obtainable maps of the city - by Jacques-Nicholas Bellin in 1756 was published in the 14th Volume, plate #10 of the French edition of Provost's Histoire des Voyages….
Background: Beautifully hand coloured map with great street and building detail in both Boston and Charlestown, showing parts of Ronde Isle and the mainland. Important buildings and areas identified in an idex at the left of the map. Including three cannon batteries, the Presbyterian Church, the Quaker temple, the Anabaptist Church, the City Hall, the Armory, Faneuil Hall (Spelled Fanal), etc. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown. General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh Paper size: - 11 1/2in x 8in (290mm x 205mm) Plate size: - 11in x 7 1/4in (280mm x 185mm) Margins: - Min ½in (7mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None