This is an 1835 re-issue of the first and most important plan of the city of Boston, which first published by John Bonner in 1722. This facsimile was published by city engineer George G. Smith. It is the earliest and most faithful re-issue of Bonner's famous plan which was frequently republishd during the 18th and 19th centuries. The addition of dates, new streets, and buildings give clues for determining the states of the various re-issues.
This re-issue is identical in size and engraving, altered only by the addition of the new publisher's imprint and the certification of the city surveyor: " I have examined this plan and find it to be an exact copy of the original. Stephen P. Fuller, surveyor, Boston, July 2, 1835."
Boston Public Library also holds original plate.