The Old Print Shop

North Eastern View of Provincetown, Mass

  • ARTIST: John Barber

  • MEDIUM: Handcolored wood engraving,

    DATE: c.1839.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 3 1/4 x 6 1/4" plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: The title continues with "The above view shows the appearance of Provincetown as it is seen from the north-eastern extremity of the village, which extends nearly two miles along the shore. The numerous wind or salt mills, and the elevation of sand, give this place a novel appearance." This print is from "Historical collections… relating to the history of every town in Massachusetts" by John Barber. The illustration does little justice to the print.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition with foxing and some staining. Modern hand color.