An Exact Draught of Bostone harbour, with a Survey of most of the Islands about it


An Exact Draught of Bostone harbour, with a Survey of most of the Islands about it

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Title:
An Exact Draught of Bostone harbour, with a Survey of most of the Islands about it
former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
contributor:
Southack, Cyprian, 1662-1745
Date:
1711
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Harbors--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Notes:
Title appears in a simple surround at upper left with the "Scale of 8 Furlongs or one mile" where eight furlongs is equal to two inches.
Names many of the islands in Boston Harbour.
Depicts trees, buildings, the encampment on Noddle Island and ships in Boston Harbour pictorially.
Shows the fortifications on Castle Island.
Consider Cyprian Southack as possible influence (or cartographer?)? Some stylistic similarities with his illustrated maps in the "New England Coasting Pilot" (Maps C.26.f.23.), particularly Louisbourg. Also, some similarities with Southack's known hand - see the manuscript annotation to the final verso in "New England Coasting Pilot" (Maps C.26.f.23.) and compare documents in the collection of the Maine Historical Society (Coll. 420, Box 9/7 in the Fogg Autograph Collection). Southack was certainly in Boston in 1711 when this map is dated; Sir Hovenden Walker stayed with him prior to an expedition to Quebec - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. See also Add.MS.15487, page 104 for Cyprian Southack and also compare pages 103 and 102 for maps surveyed by George Mitchell.
Boston Public Library own a facsimile copy of this map "Reproduced from the original in the British Museum by the Photo. Electro. Co. Boston" in 1883 (Call Number: G3762.B65 1711 .E8 1883).
Titled "An exact drawn Survey of Bostone Harbour, with most of the Islands about it, 1711" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled "An exact drawn Survey of Bostone Harbour, with most of the Islands about it, 1711;" drawn on a scale of 2 inches to a mile: 1 f. 6 in. x 1 f. 2 in. in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 35 x 46 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:31,680
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
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