Bird's eye view of Boston Harbor and south shore to Provincetown showing steamboat routes


Bird's eye view of Boston Harbor and south shore to Provincetown showing steamboat routes

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Title:
Bird's eye view of Boston Harbor and south shore to Provincetown showing steamboat routes
Description:
Encompassing 34 islands and peninsulas, the Boston Harbor Islands comprise the largest recreational open space in eastern Massachusetts, and are all within 10 miles of downtown Boston. This bird’s-eye view, published at the turn of the 20th century for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and Fall River Line Steamers, promoted steamboats as a means of conveyance to the Harbor Islands. One contemporary writer noted with delight the islands’ increasing popularity: “Many beautiful steamboats traverse the harbor in every direction, touching at the principal islands and beaches, and carrying crowds of pleasure-seekers every pleasant day.”
Creator:
Murphy, John F., publisher
Date:
[1901]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Aerial views
South Shore (Mass. : Coast)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
Boston : John F. Murphy
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Colored, birds-eye view pictorial map showing steamboat routes.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 49 x 41 cm. + cover.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001905
Call #:
G3762.B65A3 1901 .B5
Barcode:
39999058992700
Terms of Use:
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