Massachusetts maps collection, 1800s-1900s

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1800-1909

GUSN

GUSN-180989

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

Descriptive Terms

commercial buildings
municipalities
counties
maps
atlases

Physical Description

ca. 500 maps
circa 50 atlases

Collection Code

AR020

Collection Name

Massachusetts maps collection, 1800s-1900s

Reference Code

AR020

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]

Record Details

Material Type

maps
atlases

Description Level

Collection

Arrangement

Arrangement

The checklist to the collection is arranged chronologically within localities.