[London]: from the March, 1775 issue of Universal Magazine. 1775. Image area: about 5.5 x 9.5. Old fold lines. Light spotting/foxing; otherwise very good. Matted. Item #3725
A wonderful view of Boston published in early 1775, just before the battles at Lexington and Concord would ignite the American Revolution.
The view is derived directly from the view by Governor Thomas Pownall ("drawn on the spot by His Excellency") that was engraved by P. Canot in about 1768. The date depicted in the view is about 1758. Stokes and Haskell describe the view as: "taken from Castle William afterwards known as Fort Independence." The Library of Congress record for the view indicates it is taken from Cambridge looking across the Charles River." (We agree with the latter assessment.)
References: See Stokes & Haskell, American Historical Prints: B-86 for the Pownall view. See also Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints: 523 for the Pownall view.
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