1769 Map of Boston


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Find out how Boston looked before the enormous landfill projects of the 1800s permanently changed the shape of the city. This map, issued shortly before the Revolution in 1769, is an exact facsimile of the final version of Captain John Bonner’s 1722 plan of the city. The plan is colored to distinguish the wards of the city, major buildings are identified by letters, and the cartouche and adjacent passages of text provide a summary of Boston’s history. Printed on fine, laid paper.