Boston 1776 MHS Digital Image 0096 ITEM #US1602065

Boston 1776 MHS Digital Image 0096


From Boston 1776 MHS Digital Image 0096, Massachusetts
Published by Richard Williams. Engrav?d by Jno. Lodge in 1776



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Full Title: A plan of Boston, and its environs : shewing the true situation of His Majesty?s army, and also those of the rebels.; Maker: Richard Williams. Engrav?d by Jno. Lodge; Publisher: London : Andrew Dury, 1776; Date: 1776; Description: This map of the Boston area published in London in 1776 was based on a drawing made in October 1775 by Lieutenant Richard Williams, an officer in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but not, as the map states, a trained engineer. The map includes points of military interest such as batteries and fortifications; the locations of prominent buildings (Town Hall, Faneuil Hall, and Roxbury Meeting House), roads, hills, nearby islands in Boston Harbor and the area exposed at low tide. It also notes the location of Henry Howell Williams's mansion house on Noddles Island. Oriented with north toward the upper right, this plan was drawn by and for British use and refers to the American militia as the Rebels.; MHS Digital Image: 0096



Map Information

Full Title: Boston 1776 MHS Digital Image 0096
Full Atlas Title: Boston 1776 MHS Digital Image 0096
State: Massachusetts
Location 1: Unattributed
Location 2: Unattributed
Publish Date: 1776
Publisher: Richard Williams. Engrav?d by Jno. Lodge
Number Maps in the Atlas: 1
Map Original Width: 27.21"
Map Original Height: 20.4"
Item Number: US1602065
Collection: Historic Map Works Rare Historic Maps Collection
Image Quality: High quality scan of original that is perfect for printed fine-art quality reproduction.
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© The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USA

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