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George Louis Le Rouge:  Plan de Boston . . .

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Title: Plan de Boston . . .

Map Maker: George Louis Le Rouge

Place / Date: Paris / 1776

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 10.5 x 7.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $2,400.00

Inventory ID: 34223


Description:

Fine example of Le Rouge's plan of Boston, issued at the beginning of at the outset of the French & Indian War in his  Recueil des plans de l'Amerique septentrionale.

Le Rouge's plan has been reduced French fromJohn Bonner’s New Plan of ye Great Town of BOSTON in New England (1722).

This plan provides a complete street plan of the town, and an alphanumeric legend indicates the twelve wards as well as twelve places of worship. The town’s defenses are indicated, Long Wharf is clearly delineated, and in the area of the Common one makes out the Mall, Powder House and the tower on Beacon Hill.

Along the lower part of the town, there are two batteries marked with British Flags.

Le Rouge’s plan is based on state 7 of the famous Bonner plan (1743), in which Hollis and Pleasant Streets have been added to the southeast of Boston Common. It was issued in le Rouge’s Recueil des Plans de L’Amerique Septentrionale (1755), a rather rare atlas of American town plans issued just before the onset of the French and Indian War.

 


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