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William Burgis

Burgis, William (bûrˈjĭs) [key], fl. 1717–31, American engraver and publisher of maps and views, b. London. His name appears as publisher on the views South Prospect of ye Flourishing City of New York (1717; copy, N.Y. Historical Society); The New Dutch Church in New York City; A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England (only known copy, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston); A South East View of the Great Town of Boston; and Plan of Boston in New England (copy, Lib. of Congress, Washington, D.C.). The mezzotint The Boston Light House is the only plate which contains Burgis's name as engraver (copy, U.S. Lighthouse Board, Washington, D.C.).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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