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1905 Murphy View Map of Boston Harbor: Boston to Cape Cod


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Title:    Bird's Eye View of Boston Harbor and South Shore to Provincetown Showing Steamboat Routes.

Description:    A remarkable chromolithograph map and view of Boston Harbor from Boston to Provincetown. Includes all of Cape Cod Bay, Quincy Bay and Dorchester Bay with the communities of Boston, east Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, Hough's Neck, Mingham, Nantasket, Duxbury, Plymouth, Cohasset, Scituate, and Provincetown noted. Also notes many of the Islands in Boston Harbor including Moon Island, Spectacle Island, Thomson's Island, Long Island, Governor's Island, and many others. Ferry and steamboat routes are noted. Published by John F. Murphy of South Station, Boston. Dated and copyrighted 1905 by the Federal engraving and Publishing Co., Boston, Massachusetts.

Date:    1905 (dated)

References:    Library of Congress, Map Division, G3762.B65A35 1905 .F4.

Cartographer:    John F. Murphy (fl. c. 1880 - 1920) was a news agent and businessman active in the Boston area during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Murphy managed numerous successful businesses in Boston and the surrounding area, including a number of news stands in railroad stations across the state. He is best known for his publication "Birds Eye Views of Boston Harbor", a tourist oriented map series focusing on Boston Harbor, Cape Cod, the South Shore and Provincetown. Click here for a list of rare maps by John Murphy.

Size:   Printed area measures 20 in height x 17 inches in width (50.8 x 43.18 centimeters)

Condition:    Very good. Original fold lines visible. Folds into original binder but flattens nicely. Blank on verso. Minor verso repair along folds.

Code:   BostonCapeCodView-murphy-1905 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)

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