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An Exact Draught of Bostone harbour, with a Survey of most of the Islands about it. / 1711.

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  • Title:
    An Exact Draught of Bostone harbour, with a Survey of most of the Islands about it. / 1711.
  • Contributor: Cyprian Southack 1662-1745.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Harbors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Boston (Mass.) -- Maps, Manuscript -- Early works to 1800; Early maps;
    Dewey: 912.74461
  • Production Details: [Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified], 1711.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 004807260
  • Notes: Title appears in a simple surround at upper left with the "Scale of 8 Furlongs or one mile" where eight furlongs is equal to two inches.
    Names many of the islands in Boston Harbour.
    Depicts trees, buildings, the encampment on Noddle Island and ships in Boston Harbour pictorially.
    Shows the fortifications on Castle Island.
    Consider Cyprian Southack as possible influence (or cartographer?)? Some stylistic similarities with his illustrated maps in the "New England Coasting Pilot" (Maps C.26.f.23.), particularly Louisbourg. Also, some similarities with Southack's known hand - see the manuscript annotation to the final verso in "New England Coasting Pilot" (Maps C.26.f.23.) and compare documents in the collection of the Maine Historical Society (Coll. 420, Box 9/7 in the Fogg Autograph Collection). Southack was certainly in Boston in 1711 when this map is dated; Sir Hovenden Walker stayed with him prior to an expedition to Quebec - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. See also Add.MS.15487, page 104 for Cyprian Southack and also compare pages 103 and 102 for maps surveyed by George Mitchell.
    Boston Public Library own a facsimile copy of this map "Reproduced from the original in the British Museum by the Photo. Electro. Co. Boston" in 1883 (Call Number: G3762.B65 1711 .E8 1883).
    Titled "An exact drawn Survey of Bostone Harbour, with most of the Islands about it, 1711" 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.
    Titled "An exact drawn Survey of Bostone Harbour, with most of the Islands about it, 1711;" drawn on a scale of 2 inches to a mile: 1 f. 6 in. x 1 f. 2 in. in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
    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: Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum
  • Physical Description: 1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 35 x 46 cm; Scale approximately 1:31,680
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.120.32. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.120.32. is bound in a green-spined guard volume. Trimmed close to the ink border line with minor loss of detail to the upper right corner. Minor holes. With the manuscript addition in pencil of the pressmark at upper left "CXX-32". With slight evidence of old folds and an old repair to the lower centrefold. The verso shows the oval stamp of the British Museum in yellow at lower right.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: K.120.32.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.120.32.
  • UIN: BLL01004807260

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