Map of parts of Boston Harbor and its tributaries
- Map of parts of Boston Harbor and its tributaries
Compiled from manuscript maps prepared by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1847 and updated to 1854, this was one of four maps that accompanied the first report of the Commissioners on Boston Harbor and the Back Bay. The other maps provided larger scale representations of Mystic River, South Bay, the Neponset River and parts of Dorchester Bay. One of the key features of these maps was the delineation of harbor commissioners' lines as defined for 1847, with proposed revisions for 1854. These lines defined how far wharves could extend from the shore, thus helping to define the city's expanding shoreline.
- United States Coast Survey
- L.H. Bradford & Co
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compiled from the manuscript maps of the U.S. Coast Survey
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Mapping Boston Collection
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps
[U.S. Coast Survey Office]
Originally executed in 1847. Re-examined and additional details determined Sept. 1854.
Depths shown by soundings.
- 1 plan ; 136 x 103 cm.
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