Ausicht von Boston : nach der natur aufgenommen


Ausicht von Boston

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Title:
Ausicht von Boston : nach der natur aufgenommen
Description:
Bird’s-eye views such as this one were immensely popular in the mid- to late 19th century. Often commissioned by city officials, these artistic views typically highlighted a city’s industrial growth, cutting-edge transportation facilities, and notable public spaces. Abutting the New State House, Boston Common features prominently in Wilhelm Aarland’s view, with park-goers scattered among tree-lined malls and the eye-catching Brewer Fountain; installed in 1868, the fountain was the first piece of public art featured on the Common. Meanwhile, steamships, fishing vessels, carriages, and trains converge upon a bustling city dotted with historic landmarks, commercial buildings, and church spires.
Creator:
Aarland, Johann Carl Wilhelm Aarland, 1822-1906
Creator:
Douai, A.
Name on Item:
x[ylographisches] a[telier] v[on] W. Aarland
Date:
[1866]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
[Leipzig] : [Ernst Keil]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Bird's-eye view.
Text on verso, titled Eine Freistatt des wahren Menschenthums, Americanisches characterbild, von A. Douai.
From Die Gartenlaube, issue 23, pages 363-366 (Leipzig : Ernst Keil, 1866).
In German.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 28 x 42 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
German
Identifier:
06_01_001908
Call #:
G3764.B6A3 1850 .A27
Barcode:
39999065682682
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