Map of Massachusetts proper


Map of Massachusetts proper

Item Information

Title:
Map of Massachusetts proper
Description:
While this is the earliest official state map of Massachusetts, its importance far exceeds its local interest. It was also one of the earliest state maps published after American independence and its compilation provided a model for other states. Carleton, a highly respected Boston mathematician and geographer, proposed this project in 1791. The state legislature sanctioned his proposal on June 18, 1794, when it passed a resolution directing the selectmen of every town to prepare a survey. By June 1795, 265 town maps had been submitted, from which Carleton compiled a single comprehensive map of the state.
Creator:
Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816
Contributor:
Hill, Samuel, 1766?-1804
Contributor:
Callender, Joseph, 1751-1821
Contributor:
Graham, George, fl. 1788-1813
Name on Item:
compiled from actual surveys made by order of the General Court, and under the inspection of agents of their appointment ; by Osgood Carelton ; engraved by Joseph Callender and Samuel Hill ; vignette drawn by G. Graham
Date:
1801
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Massachusetts--Maps
Places:
Massachusetts
Publisher:
Boston : [B. & J. Loring]
Notes:
Shows distance of each town from Boston and the shire town.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 76 x 114 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:253,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001217
Barcode:
39999052508494
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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