The town of Boston in New England


The town of Boston in New England

Item Information

Title:
The town of Boston in New England
Description:
Bonner's map depicts Boston before centuries of landfill transformed its coastline. His distinctive design combines plan and perspective views to convey maximum information and achieve decorative effect. It shows clearly the patterns of settlement, dense in the North End and along Cornhill and King Streets but thinning toward the south and west. The abundance of wharves, shipyards and ropewalks reflects Boston's flourishing maritime economy. Captain Bonner was more comfortable drawing sailing vessels than topography: the shipping in the harbor is carefully rendered, whereas simple bumps near the Common represent the "Trimontane" that once dominated the town.
Creator:
Bonner, John, ca. 1643-1726
Creator:
Price, William, fl. 1725-1769
Creator:
Dewing, Francis, fl. 1716-1722
Name on Item:
by Capt. John Bonner.
Date:
[1723–1733]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : Willm. Price
Notes:
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Index: A-M. a-h.
"Aetatis suae 80" under author's name.
"Engraven and printed by Fra. Dewing. Boston N.E. 1722 Sold by Capt. John Bonner and Willm. Price against ye Town House where may be had all sorts of prints, mapps &c."
Extent:
1 map ; 43 x 59 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:5,760].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003817
Call #:
G3764.B6 1723 .B66
Barcode:
39999059002350
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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