Maker: J. Murray / T. Robson
Antique map of Boston and Charlestown by J. Murray, printed for T. Robson, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1778. This rare and highly collectible map depicts Boston during the American Revolutionary War at the height of the Battle of Bunker Hill, showing English and American forces in battle while nearby Charlestown is in flames and additional action is occurring on the water where several ships are also aflame. This is the 1778 version of the map, which was published in James Murray's Impartial history of the present war in America. v. 1. This map was adapted from an inset of Sayer and BennettÃ¢ ‚¬ „¢s map The Seat of War in New-England (1775), and this map was later copied for at least two other publications. This map can be identified based on the location of the title and the engraver attribution at bottom. Very good to excellent condition, appears to have been lightly restored (cleaned). There is a small area at the center with thinner paper and some small holes, but it is barely visible. Measures approx. 11.5 x 5.25 inches to the neatline.
Model Number: BOS005