A plan of Boston, from actual survey


A plan of Boston, from actual survey

Item Information

Title:
A plan of Boston, from actual survey
Description:
This post-Revolutionary War map of Boston was the first of its kind printed in over half a century. It was the first time that a map showed the updated Boston's streets and topography since John Bonner and William Burgis printed maps in 1722 and 1728 respectively. Carleton, who fought in the battle of Bunker Hill, resided in Boston after the war where he established himself as a teacher of mathematics and geography, as well as a surveyor. He also became the city's leading mapmaker at the turn of the eighteenth-century, often collaborating on cartographic projects with John Norman.
Creator:
Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816
Creator:
Hill, Samuel, 1766?-1804
Creator:
West, John, 1770-1827
Name on Item:
by Osgood Carleton ; S. Hill, sc.
Date:
1796
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : John West
Notes:
From: Boston directory (1789), 1796.
Includes references to points of interest.
Extent:
1 map ; 37 x 22 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:9,320].
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000072
Barcode:
39999052507371
39999065682732
Terms of Use:
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