Map of Boston Common and Public Garden


Map of Boston Common and Public Garden

Item Information

Title:
Map of Boston Common and Public Garden
Cover title:
Map and index of Boston Common and the Public Garden, showing the location and names of the trees and the arrangement of the tulips for 1901
Description:
Whereas Boston Common was established on existing dry ground, the Public Garden was created between 1838 and 1860 on made land upon what was originally a salt marsh. Designed by George Meacham in response to New York’s Central Park, the Garden features undulating pathways arranged to encourage leisurely strolls among the exotic plant life. As superintendent of Boston’s Common and Public Grounds, William Doogue envisioned America’s first public botanical park as “a pleasure ground to the mass of God’s people, without any distinction as to race, color, or condition.” This map includes the names and locations of the trees and lays out the arrangement of the tulips.
Creator:
Geo. H. Walker & Co
Date:
[ca. 1901]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Public Garden (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBoston Common
Publisher:
Boston : Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 64 x 92 cm. + index (12 p. ; 18 cm.)
Scale:
Scale 1:960.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004862
Call #:
G3764.B6 1901 .G4x
Barcode:
39999059008266
39999065666511
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