Map of Charles River showing principal sources of pollution


Map of Charles River showing principal sources of pollution

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Title:
Map of Charles River showing principal sources of pollution
Description:
Crossing Boundaries exhibition: The 1892 blueprint map by the Boston Engineering Department takes an analytical approach, pinpointing sources of pollution of the Charles River and grading them from “Serious” to “Abominable Nuisance.” Today, a concerted cleanup effort has led to a rating by the Environmental Protection Agency of “A-minus,” and plans for a swimming venue on the Charles are underway.
Cartographer:
Boston (Mass.). Engineering Dept
Date:
1892
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Water--Pollution
Pollution--Massachusetts--Charles River--Maps
Charles River (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsCharles
Publisher:
Boston, Mass. : City Engineer's Office
Notes:
Exhibited: "Crossing Boundaries: Art // Maps" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018-2019.
Blueprint maps showing severity of sources of pollution.
Accompanied by Tabular statement (5 blueprint sheets) listing details of pollution sources marked on maps.
Extent:
1 map : blueprint ; 99 x 69 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:62,500
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008291
Call #:
G3762.C5N856 1892 .B67x
Barcode:
39999065651760
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