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A New Plan of ye Great Town of BOSTON in New England in AMERICA with the many Additionall Buildings & New Streets to the Year, 1739 / William Price.

William Price, active 1725-1769, printmaker.

[Boston] : Printed for & Sold by Wm. Price at ye Kings Head & Looking Glass, in Cornhill, near the Town House in Boston ..., [1739.]

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  • Title:
    A New Plan of ye Great Town of BOSTON in New England in AMERICA with the many Additionall Buildings & New Streets to the Year, 1739 / William Price.
  • Author: William Price, active 1725-1769, printmaker.
  • Contributor: John Bonner approximately 1643-1726, cartographer.;
    Jonathan Belcher 1682-1757, dedicatee.;
    Francis Dewing active 1716-1722.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Boston (Mass.) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800; Early maps;
    Dewey: 912.74461
  • Publication Details: [Boston] : Printed for & Sold by Wm. Price at ye Kings Head & Looking Glass, in Cornhill, near the Town House in Boston ..., [1739.]
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 004807150
  • Notes: The last two digits of the map's date (1739) are added in manuscript ink.
    The sixth state (of nine) of the map and the only known example in this state - Wheat and Brun.
    The first state of the map by John Bonner was engraved and published in 1722 by Francis Dewing in Boston and was the earliest engraved plan of Boston - Wheat and Brun.
    Separately published.
    Shows a dedication to Jonathan Belcher in a decorative surround at upper left. "To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esq. Capt General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay & New Hampshire in New Hampshire in New England and Vice Admiral of the same this Plan of the great Town of BOSTON is humbly dedicated by Yor Excellencies most obedient & humble Servt. William Price".
    Shows a printed text advertisement for William Price's shop beneath the dedication.
    Includes a passage of descriptive text beneath the title including the town's division into wards in 1735.
    Shows a lettered key at lower left.
    Illustrated with numerous sailing vessels.
    Many buildings shown pictorially.
    Imprint detail in the lower margin is just visible, although now crossed through with a printed border; "Engraven and Printed by Fra. Dewing. Boston N.E. 1722. Sold by Capt John Bonner and Willm. Price against ye Town House where may be had all sorts of Prints, Mapps, &c.".
    Titled "A Plan of the Town of Boston with the new Buildings and Streets to the year 1739, by Wm. Price" 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.
    Citation/references note: British Museum, 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
    Citation/references note: Wheat, James Clements and Brun, Christian F. Maps and charts published in America before 1800, 230
    Citation/references note: Reps, John W. Boston by Bostonians: the printed plans views of the colonial city by its artistis, cartographers, engravers, and publishers, illustration 10
  • Physical Description: 1 map : copperplate engraving with a manuscript addition in ink ; 43 x 60 cm; Scale approximately 1:5700
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.120.37. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.120.37. is bound in a green-spined guard volume. Diagonal printer's crease at upper right. With the manuscript addition in pencil at lower right of "40" and of the pressmark "CXX/37" at upper left. Trimmed very close to the printed border. The last two digits of the date in the title are added in ink "1739". The verso has the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower right and the manuscript addition in pencil of the pressmark "CXX/37" to the right of the lower centrefold.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: K.120.37.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.120.37.
  • UIN: BLL01004807150

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