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Visiting Boston Neck with J. L. Bell and the Henry Pelham 1775–1776 map of the Siege of Boston

Author J. L. Bell and I spent a day going to sites in and around Boston that played a critical role in the siege of Boston and use Henry Pelham’s 1775–1776 map of the Siege of Boston to show their strategic importance, starting with Boston neck.

Today the landscape in nearly all cases is vastly different, so it’s nearly impossible to understand the importance of those areas without an understanding of the geography at the time of the siege.

The map John is holding is reduced in size from the original aquatint map. This aquatint version, which has never before been available, is now offered from The History List Store as a an archival print in two sizes, including the original 41 size, as well as a commercial print in two sizes, one a small poster and the other a card.

John is the author of The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War and of the daily Boston 1775. Signed copies of John’s book are available from The History List Store The entire archive of John’s many years of Boston 1775 posts are available online.

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Boston Under Siege: Henry Pelham’s Boston 1775-1776 colored aquatint map in an archival, full-sized print

“A Plan of Boston in New England with its Environs, Including Milton, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brooklin[e], Cambridge, Medford, Charlestown, Parts of Malden, and Chelsea. With the Military Works Constructed in those Places in the Years 1775. And 1776.”

Considered “the most desirable printed map of the Revolution in New England” by a dealer in rare maps, Henry Pelham’s colored aquatint map of Boston under siege (1775 – 1776) is available for the first time as an archival print at 100% of the original size of 41″ x 27.5″.

Made in USA.

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