A view of part of the town of Boston in New-England and Brittish[sic] ships of war landing their troops! 1768


A view of part of the town of Boston in New-England and Brittish[sic] ships of war landing their troops! 1768

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Title:
A view of part of the town of Boston in New-England and Brittish[sic] ships of war landing their troops! 1768
Description:
An engraved print depicting British soldiers landing in Boston Harbor in 1768. The troops were sent to Boston after riots erupted following the passage of the Townshend Acts in London in 1767. Several British warships are shown in the harbor and British soldiers can be seen marching down Long Wharf into the city. A partial view of the city of Boston can be seen in the background with seven prominent church steeples and the cupola of Faneuil Hall. A key printed beneath the print identifies Long Whart, Hancock's Wharf, North Battery, and eight of the warships. Additional text beneath print describes the event in sarcastic terms. A cartouche in the lower right corner of the print mockingly dedicates the print to the Earl of Hillsborough who ordered the British troops to Boston The cartouche shows a Native American, symbol of colonial America, with his foot on the neck of a British solider.
Creator:
Sewell, Alfred L.
Creator:
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818
Engraver:
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818
Name on Item:
engraved, printed & sold by Paul Revere, Boston.
Date:
[1870]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Warships--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Causes--Pictorial works
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--History--Pictorial works
Long Wharf (Boston, Mass.)--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Long Wharf
Publisher:
Chicago, Ill : Alfred L. Sewell
Notes:
Publication date based on an advertisement in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1770.
The original design for this print was formerly and inaccurately attributed to the painter Charles Remick. Remick, however, may have assisted in the hand-coloring of the print.
"Western Bank Note & Engraving Co."
Original version: Boston : Paul Revere, [1770].
Gift: Bank of America. BRL
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 25 x 40 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_011182
Call #:
G3764.B6A3 1770 .R48 1870
Barcode:
39999065682641
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