Boston old and new


Boston old and new

Item Information

Title:
Boston old and new
Description:
Noted historian and librarian, Justin Winsor created this unique map by superimposing the outline of the original Shawmut Peninsula onto an 1880 map of Boston. It was used as the frontispiece for the first volume of his "Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts", published in 1882. Though drawn without the assistance of computers or aerial photographs, it remains one of the most vivid diagrams of the radical transformation and enlargement of the Shawmut Peninsula during the 19th century.
Creator:
Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897
Creator:
Heliotype Printing Co
Name on Item:
Justin Winsor, del.
Date:
1880
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--History--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : Heliotype Print. Co.
Notes:
Shows original shoreline and early place names and streets.
Relief shown by hachures.
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Appears in Winsor's Memorial history of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Boston. 1882
On verso: index to early Boston points of interest.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 28 x 37 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:11,700]
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000083
Call #:
G3764.B6S1 1880 .W5
Barcode:
39999052509641
39999059006112
39999059006237
39999065651349
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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