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A plan of Boston

Author: Carleton, Osgood
Publisher: West, John
Date: 1796
Location: Boston (Mass.)

Dimensions: 36.0 x 22.0 cm.
Scale: 1:9,320

 
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.

Includes "references" to points of interest.

From: ''Boston directory'' (1789), 1796

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