Very Good. Item #9343
Boston: John West, 1796. From the 1796 second edition of of John West's Boston Directory. Approx. 14 1/4" x 8 1/4" though not observed out of matting and margins obscured. Uncolored. Engraving attributed to Samuel Hill by Evans, and to Joseph Callender by Wheat & Brun. Includes Fort Hill, Mill Pond, various streets and wharves, and eight additional landmarks referenced in table at right of title.
Though he had produced a smaller scale Boston plan the previous year, this map of Carleton's constitutes, "the first detailed map of the town since the Revolutionary era and shows some of the changes that had occurred in the interim," [Krieger, Cobb, and Turner.]
Moderate soiling along folds, some general creasing and light spotting. Ink annotation [signature?] at base of title. In modern matting but unframed.
[Evans 31619; Wheat & Brun 246; Krieger, Cobb, and Turner Mapping Boston p. 189].