New map of Boston, comprising the whole city, with the new boundaries of the wards


New map of Boston, comprising the whole city, with the new boundaries of the wards

Item Information

Title:
New map of Boston, comprising the whole city, with the new boundaries of the wards
Description:
By the late 1840s, the marshland west of the Public Garden had become so polluted it was considered a health hazard, and officials had no choice but to act. The solution was to fill in the quagmire, in a land reclamation project that would double the size of the original Boston peninsula. The project began in 1858 and finished in 1882. This 1860 map illustrates proposed streets of the Back Bay. The area was designed as a grid with Commonwealth Avenue as the central boulevard of five east-west corridors, and eight north-south cross streets named for English nobility.
Creator:
Boynton, George W., d. 1884
Name on Item:
engraved expressly for the Boston Almanac for 1860 ; engraved by G.W. Boynton.
Date:
1860
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : [s.n.]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012-2013.
Includes index to points of interest.
Inset: Plan of East Boston, on a reduced scale.
Extent:
1 map ; 24 x 28 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003395
Call #:
G3764.B6 1860 .B692
Barcode:
39999059000735
Terms of Use:
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