Bird's Eye View of Boston Harbor along the South Shore to Provincetown.
1917 (dated) 16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
This is a 1917 William J. Finn color lithograph bird's eye view of Boston Harbor from Boston to Provincetown. All of Cape Cod Bay, Quincy Bay, and Dorchester Bay are depicted, along with the communities of Boston, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hough's Neck. Mingham, Nantasket, and Duxbury, are also noted, as are Plymouth, Cohasset, and Scituate. Numerous islands in Boston Harbor are illustrated and labeled, including Moon Island, Spectacle Island, Thomson's Island, and Governor's Island. Ferry and steamboat are also labeled. Twenty-five locations throughout the region are numerically labeled and correspond with an index situated along the bottom border. Five additional locations are labeled alphabetically, which are also included in said index.
This view was drawn and copyrighted by William J. Finn and engraved and printed by the Federal Engraving and Publishing Company in 1917. Cartographically, this map is based upon the late 19th century views of John Murphy.
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Area of infill in lower left quadrant. Light soiling. Blank on verso. Accompanied by original binder.