Antique hand colored map showing the plan of Boston, Massachusetts. this map shows Boston at an interesting point in its development. The filling of the Mill Pond area was completed in 1828 and this map, published before 1828, shows the streets and fill as well as Mill Dam to demonstrate the end result of that 21 year long effort. The Boston Roxbury Mill Dam, seen in this map, was built in 1814 with a toll road built on the top. Fort Hill still exists in this map, although in 1833 it was cut down and the soil used to fill in the South cove. Includes most street names and bridges, as well as some points of interest (e.g. court house, state house, Boylston Market, etc.) Maker unknown, c. 1820. This map looks similar to MAS1817, however close inspection reveals changes in the city between the two. The most remarkable is the creation of Quincy Market. On the 1820 map, Market Square with Faneuil Hall is show with wharves coming right up to it. On this 1827 map, the wharves have been filled and in their place are North and South Market Street and the Market House, now Quincy Market. Close study of this map will likely reveal other interesting developments. This map was published as a folding pocket map and it is still attached to the cover. On the back is an inscription that reads "Geo. W. Ireland from hi friend Wm. J. Adams, Franklin School, Jan 1, 1827." Good condition with fold as issued, some paper loss at fold intersections and some evidence on the back of a professional repair on some of the folds, some spots or foxing, the ink from the inscription on the back is visible in one quadrant, and some roughing/paper loss at the outer edges of the antique paper. Measures approximately 14.25" x 8.5" to the neatline. Booklet measures approx. 3.5 x 2.5 inches.
Item Number: MAS2252