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A new plan of ye great town of Boston in New England in America, with the many additionall [sic] buildings, & new streets, to the year, 1769

After Bonner's death in 1726, his partner William Price assumed sole ownership of the Boston plan, which he reissued several times over the next 40 years. Facing competition from William Burgis' attractive plan, Price made numerous changes, notably the addition of a decorative cartouche. He also added numerous streets in the south and west and along Boston Neck, with buildings shown by shading rather than perspective view. The re-engraving was done by Thomas Johnston, who had also engraved Burgis' plan. The result is overcrowded and even overwhelming, but the map remains the best visual record of pre-Revolutionary Boston.

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Creator

Price, William, fl. 1725-1769

Contributor

Bonner, John, ca. 1643-1726

Date

1769

Publisher

Wm. Price

Scale

Scale ca. 1:5,760

Language

English

Location

Boston Public Library

Collection (local)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Subjects
  • Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map ; 44 x 61 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Oriented with north toward the upper right.
  • Includes indexes, tables and descriptions.
  • "Printed for & sold by by Wm. Price at ye Kings Head, & Looking Glass, in Cornhill, near the Town House in Boston ..."
  • "To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esqr. Capt. General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Provinces of the Massachusets Bay & 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."
  • This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=1.

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