View of the Court House, in Salem, Massachusetts.

[Boston.]: From the March, 1790 issue of The Massachusetts Magazine. 1790. Uniformly age-toned. Thinning of paper on the reverse in two small spots at the upper margin where mounting hinges were removed. A very nice example. Image area including text: 4 3/4 x 6." Item #3470

This view of the Salem Court House is one of the earliest American views of Salem. The Court House was the site of the 1774 meeting in which the Massachusetts Provincial Congress constituted itself from the remnants of the General Court that Gage had dissolved. A wonderful 18th century view of Salem, drawn by W. Gray and engraved by Samuel Hill. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints: 482.

Price: $400.00