George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co

Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor ca. 1927

Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor ca. 1927

DESCRIPTION: Bird's-eye map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. This folding pocket map is Walker's earliest view of Boston with the new airport, constructed in 1923, that would eventually become Logan International Airport. At far upper right are the yards of the Fore River Ship and Engine Company with two vessels shown under construction.

Numerous steamers, sailboats, and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Spectacle Island. This edition of Walker's map only shows steamer routes for the Nantasket Beach Line Steamers to Nantasket Beach and other points to the east.

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 streets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Freeport, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few.

Copyright Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company, Boston.

Single-color chromolithograph. The bird's eye map folds into manilla board cover titled "Boston Harbor" in manuscript. Map is attached to the cover as issued. Cover apparently made by the seller whose stamp appears on the cover in red ink: "H.A. Shepard and Company. Stationers 50 - 52 Cornhill Boston". Price in manuscript: 15 cents. An unusual find!

CREATOR: George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co



BODY OF WATER: Boston Harbor

CONDITION: Very good.  Color as clean and bright as new. Three horizontal folds and seven vertical folds as issued.

COLORING: Two-color lithograph


SIZE: 21 " x 12 "


PRICE: $295


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