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
Prior to the Civil War, the area west of the Public Garden was marshland, as depicted in this 1857 map. By the late 1840s, the marsh 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.
- Boynton, George W., d. 1884
- Name on Item:
engraved expressly for the Boston Almanac for 1857 ; engraved by G.W. Boynton.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Boston, Mass :
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.
- 1 map ; 25 x 28 cm.
Scale not given.
- Call #:
G3764.B6 1857 .B69
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