George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co

1897 Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor

Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor

DESCRIPTION: Bird's-eye folding pocket map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. Numerous steamers and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Squantum .

Very fine condition makes this a desirable addition to your collection. The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. Several key steets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few.

Copyright 1897 by George H. Walker and Company, Harcourt Street, Boston MA.. Shows steamer routes to Nantasket Beach, Nahant, Winthrop and more. On the inside cover is an list of railroad maps; a list of road maps is on the back.

Single-color chromolithograph. It folds into paper covers titled "Bird's-Eye View of Boston Harbor." Walker's maps were often sold as advertising maps under another name, most notably by the Union News Co. Map is attached to the cover as issued.

CREATOR: George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co



BODY OF WATER: Boston Harbor

CONDITION: Very good.  Color as clean and bright as new. One or two tiny pinholes at intersections of the folds. Three hoizontal folds and seven vertical folds as issued.

COLORING: Single-color lithograph


SIZE: 18 " x 12 "


PRICE: $340


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