This 3-sheet bird’s-eye view is one of the most elaborate 19th century American lithographs. The view is to…
This huge and highly detailed bird’s-eye view is one of the most elaborate nineteenth century American lithographs. The view is to the west with the harbor, docks, and warehouses of the waterfront in the foreground. In the center Bulfinch’s noble State House faces Boston Common. Nearby are Old South Church, King’s Chapel, and the City Hall. Other parts of the view include the broad sweep of the Charles River, Harvard University, Charlestown, the recently reclaimed Back Bay, and the nearly completed Commonwealth Avenue development. A legend at the bottom identifies twenty-seven numbered places on the view. Our reproduction is from a mint impression in the Library of Congress. This version is printed on three sheets at the full size of the enormous original. Set of 3.
Size: 31½” x 53½” when joined – Black & White, Cover-stock paper
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