Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: A view of the town of Boston with several ships of war in the harbour.

Accession number: 
29836
Record number: 
29836-1
JCB call number: 
DC R888a
Image title: 
A view of the town of Boston with several ships of war in the harbour.
Place image published: 
[Boston]
Image publisher: 
[Joseph Greenleaf]
Image date: 
[1774]
Image function: 
fold-out plate; frontispiece
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
16.4 cm.
Image dimension width: 
25.9 cm.
Page dimension height: 
20.7 cm.
Page dimension width: 
30.3 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
English
Description: 
View of Boston showing wharves, churches, dwellings, fortifications, ships of war, and boats. Items in the image are lettered for identification in a key at end of magazine.
Source Title: 
The royal American magazine, or Universal repository of instruction and amusement. Volume I. For the year 1774
Source place of publication: 
Boston
Source publisher: 
Printed at Greenleaf's Printing-Office in Union-Street, near the Market
Source date: 
1774
notes: 
The key identifies various shipyards and wharves, including island wharves (M), as well as Beacon Hill (E). This print is attributed to Paul Revere by Clarence Brigham. Published first by Isaiah Thomas and then Joseph Greenleaf in Boston, this magazine was produced from January 1774 until April 1775 when the war put an end to publication.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
References: 
Brigham, C.S. Paul Revere's engravings, p. 79-80; Shadwell, W.J. American Printmaking, 31
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1946.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Subject headings: 
Boston (Mass.)--Description and travel