The town of Boston in New England
- The town of Boston in New England
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.
- Bonner, John, ca. 1643-1726
- Dewing, Francis, fl. 1716-1722
- Smith, George Girdler, 1795-1878
- Price, William, fl. 1725-1769
- Fuller, Stephen P.
- Name on Item:
by Capt. John Bonner ; engraven and printed by Fra. Dewing
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
George G. Smith
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
- 1 map ; 46 x 61 cm.
Scale not given
- Call #:
G3764.B6 1722 .B6 1835
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