Gentlemen's driving map showing the park system of Boston


Gentlemen's driving map showing the park system of Boston

Item Information

Title:
Gentlemen's driving map showing the park system of Boston
Description:
Toward the end of the 19th century, industrial advances made carriages more affordable, leading to increased mobility for many. Pleasure driving in horse-drawn vehicles, a leisure activity once reserved for wealthier Americans, was now a more widely accessible hobby. Olmsted’s parks featured carriage promenades, and the parkways connecting the Emerald Necklace system were designed as pleasure routes for carriages. Produced in 1892, this map shows Boston’s carriage drives, highlighting the park system; the whips emanating from the title hint at the map’s audience. The map also features streetcar routes for those wishing to reach the parks by another, more affordable, means.
Creator:
Miles, Frank C.
Creator:
Houghton, A.N.
Creator:
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company
Name on Item:
Frank C. Miles ; A.N. Houghton, del.
Date:
1892
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Roads--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Parks--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : Heliotype Print. Co.
Edition:
1st ed.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Presented with the compliments of the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co., 87 Milk Street
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 57 x 72 cm., folded in cover 16 x 11 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:19,300]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_010473
Call #:
G3764.B6P2 1892 .M55
Barcode:
39999065674523
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