Boston Harbor Massachusetts 1833 Blunt small old nautical map hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Coastal chart United States)
Issued New York, 1833 by E. & G.W. Blunt. Engraved by Hatch.
Charming little mid-19th century miniature engraved coastal chart.
Countless sounding depths, various navigational features including shoals, light house, directions for sailing and inlets, etc.
Nice looking example, some minor extraneous fold lines, central fold line slightly age browned and wrinkled, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, but overall a nice example. Any age flaws are easy to forgive visually.
Original fold lines as issued.
Campbell, Bibliography of American Coast Pilot , Blunt, pp. 47-8.
Guthorn, U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861 , [this example engraved for the 16th ed.].
Library of Congress, Map division example.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. I, pg. 153-4.
Sheet measures c. 9"H X 11"W.
Printed area measures c. 8"H X 10"W.