View of the town of Boston from Breeds Hill in Charlestown

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

distant views
panoramas
landscapes (representations)
harbors
copper engravings (visual works)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR8

Physical Description

1 engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1934-03-20

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.0650.008

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

8 x 6 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter K. Watkins, 1934

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Breeds Hill (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [peak]

Record Details

Originator

Hill, Samuel, 1766?-1804 (Engraver)

Material Type

copper engravings (visual works)
prints (visual works)

Restrictions

Fair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Views of the City