A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England : To the Honorable Spencer Phipps Esqr. Lieutenant Governor of ye Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England this View is most humbly Dedicated by Your Honours Most obedient & most humble Servt W. Price.
Price, William, active 1725-1769, publisher.
Publication details
[Boston] : Printed for & sold by Wm. Price at the Kings Head & Looking Glass in Cornhill Near ye Town House Boston N-England, [1743]
Physical details
1 print : etching and engraving ; sheet 53 x 61.5 cm (trimmed below the platemark)
View of Harvard University from Massachusetts Avenue, with figures, horses and a carriage in the foreground and the College
Harvard (Mass.)
Additional information
Known as the Burgis-Price View, this is the second of five versions of the same view first published in 1726 and made probably by John Harris after a design by William Burgis (Bail, Hamilton Vaughan. Views of Harvard: a pictorial record to 1860. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1949). The publication line includes an advertisement for William Price, which refers to 'a large new South east Prospect of the Great Town of Boston neatly Done & a New Plan of the same divided into 12 Wards with all the New Streets &c. At the same Place are Sold Mapps and Prints of all sorts in Frames or without, Pictures painted in Oyl in carv'd or gilt Frames, all sorts & sizes of ye newest fashioned Looking Glasses, Prospect & burning Glasses, Spectacles, fine China Ware English & Dutch toys for Children, with large allowance to Shop keepers & Country Chapmen that buy to Sell again, who may be as well Furnisht by sending there Letters as comeing themselves at reasonable rates'.
Other persons
Burgis, William, active 1722-1736, artist.
Maps K.Top.120.40.