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Massachusetts maps collection, 1800s-1900s

Description

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.

Details

Collection Name
Massachusetts maps collection, 1800s-1900s
Collection Code
AR020
Dates
1800-1909
Physical Description
ca. 500 maps
circa 50 atlases
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
180989
Reference Code
AR020

Arrangement

The checklist to the collection is arranged chronologically within localities.

Record details

Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
counties
municipalities
Material Type
atlases
maps
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]

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