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Powder horn

The powder horn features a map of Boston and Charlestown, Mass., noting Bunker Hill, Breed's Hill, Morton's Point, Mill Pond, Fox Hill, South Battery, Long Wharf and Hancocks wharf.

It includes an engraving of a British Man-o-war ship, an armorial shield for the 47th Foot, the abbreviation "G R" and floral decoration.


English Pilot. The Fourth Book

The English Pilot: The Fourth Book was the first British-produced collection of charts documenting the North American coast. John Seller first published the atlas series in 1671, which was issued in separate books, each detailing a specific geographic area. These charts of the Atlantic seaboard from Hudson’s Bay to the Amazon River, along with crudely executed coastal profiles, were the standard resources used by navigators for a century.

Our 1737 edition, which is bound together with The English Pilot, Part I, was recently conserved and charts of North America have been digitized.

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Map Center featured on WCVB Chronicle

On April 2, the Leventhal Map Center was featured on the WCVB TV show Chronicle.

Click here to see the segment.

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (http://maps.bpl.org)