Massachusetts maps collection, 1800s-1900s
The Maps and Atlases Collection is composed of over 500 maps of New England localities and 50 bound atlases. The majority relate to Boston and vicinity. The maps provide especially good coverage for the 19th century, some of which are occasionally illustrated with vignettes of architectural and scenic views.
Municipal and county atlases published 1874 frequently include illustrations in the form of line engravings, most often of commercial buildings. Early atlases, such as those published by Bromley and Hopkins between the mid-1870s to the turn of the century, generally show the configuration of buildings on individual lots.
Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 26.
- Collection Name
- Massachusetts maps collection, 1800s-1900s
- Collection Code
- Physical Description
ca. 500 maps
circa 50 atlases
- Collection Type
- Architectural and Cartographic Materials
- Description Level
- Reference Code
The checklist to the collection is arranged chronologically within localities.
- Descriptive Terms
- Material Type
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]