The town of Boston in New England


The town of Boston in New England

Item Information

Title:
The town of Boston in New England
Description:
This is an 1835 re-issue of the first and most important plan of the city of Boston, which first published by John Bonner in 1722. This facsimile was published by city engineer George G. Smith. It is the earliest and most faithful re-issue of Bonner's famous plan which was frequently republishd during the 18th and 19th centuries. The addition of dates, new streets, and buildings give clues for determining the states of the various re-issues. This re-issue is identical in size and engraving, altered only by the addition of the new publisher's imprint and the certification of the city surveyor.
Creator:
Bonner, John, ca. 1643-1726
Contributor:
Dewing, Francis, fl. 1716-1722
Contributor:
Smith, George Girdler, 1795-1878
Contributor:
Price, William, fl. 1725-1769
Contributor:
Fuller, Stephen P.
Name on Item:
by Capt. John Bonner ; engraven and printed by Fra. Dewing
Date:
1835
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : George G. Smith
Notes:
Photocopy.
Pictorial map.
Relief shown pictorially.
"Engraved from a copy in the possession of Wm. Taylor Esq ... "
"Sold by Capt. John Bonner and Willm. Price against ye Town House where may be had all sorts of prints, mapps &c."
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
"I have examined this plan and find it to be an exact copy of the original. Stephen P. Fuller, surveyor, Boston, July 2, 1835."
Redrawn from a copy of State II (1725).
Includes an index to points of interest and chronological lists of "Great Fires" and "Genll. small pox."
Boston Public Library also holds original plate.
Original: Boston, Mass. : Price & Bonner, 1722
Extent:
1 map ; 46 x 61 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000173
Call #:
G3764.B6 1722 .B6 1835
Barcode:
39999052508379
Terms of Use:
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