1928 Shawmut Boston: 1630 - 1930 Three Hundred Years of Progress
By: James O. Fagan
Date: 1928 (Published) Boston
Dimensions: 22 x 17 inches (55.9 cm x 43.2 cm)
A pictorial map of Boston (Shawmut in Algonquian) designed to show the breadth of the city's 300 year history, beginning with the arrival of Mr. Blackstone in 1630.
Familiar aspects such as Old Ironsides, the Boston Tea Party and the Custom House Tower appear alongside less recognizable memorials, such as a cage for Sabbath breakers and the Drunkard's Cloak. Text throughout the map provides information on the Boston Martyrs, the founding of the city, and the original governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The growth of the city limits are also interposed upon one another, providing a visual representation of it's development.
On the verso, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott get their just dues alongside Paul Revere in the title of a map outlining the three men's ride. A narrative of the ride, in addition to the route displayed pictorially, is also present.
An interesting map of one of America's most historic cities.
Condition: The map is in A+ condition, with only slight wear along the fold lines.
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