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View of the town of Boston from Breeds Hill in Charlestown

GC002.01.MA.0650.008 (RS97475)

Description

This engraving presents a detailed panoramic view of the city and harbor, with a bridge connecting the foreground (consisting of a landscape with a large fence and a cow) to the background.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1792
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1934-03-20
Physical Description
1 engraving
Dimensions
8x 6 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR8
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Walter K. Watkins, 1934
GUSN
198227
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.0650.008

Record details

Originator
Hill, Samuel, 1766?-1804 (Engraver)
Descriptive Terms
distant views
harbors
landscapes (representations)
panoramas
Material Type
copper engravings (visual works)
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Breeds Hill (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [peak]
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Views of the City
Physical Access Restrictions
Fair

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