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[View of the country round Boston taken from Beacon hill]

View from Boston looking north-east, with British soldier standing beside a cannon on top of Beacon Hill in the foreground, rooftops and spires of North Boston, sailing ships and H.M.S. Somerset entering the harbour beyond, and Charlestown, Bunker Hill, Noddle Island and Hog Island seen across Mystic River in the background; key below.||Titled ‘A drawn View of the Country round Boston, taken from Beacon Hill: by Lieut. Williams, in six pieces’ in the Catalogue of the Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.||Titled 'A colored panoramic "view of the country round Boston, taken from Beacon Hill; by Lieut. Richard Williams, of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, shewing the lines, redoubts, and different encampments of the rebels; also those of his Majesty's troops under the command of H.E. Lieut.-Gen. Gage, Governor of Massachusett's Bay, &c.;" dedicated to Col. James of the Royal Artillery' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.

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  • British Library
  • 1775
  • English
  • Military
  • Manuscript
  • Views
  • United States
  • British Empire


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