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A plan of Boston, from actual survey

This post-Revolutionary War map of Boston was the first of its kind printed in over half a century. It was the first time that a map showed the updated Boston's streets and topography since John Bonner and William Burgis printed maps in 1722 and 1728 respectively. Carleton, who fought in the battle of Bunker Hill, resided in Boston after the war where he established himself as a teacher of mathematics and geography, as well as a surveyor. He also became the city's leading mapmaker at the turn of the eighteenth-century, often collaborating on cartographic projects with John Norman.

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Creator

Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816

Date

1796

Name on Item

by Osgood Carleton ; S. Hill, sc.

Publisher

John West

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:9,320].

Language

English

Location

Boston Public Library

Collection (local)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Subjects
  • Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map ; 37 x 22 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • From: Boston directory (1789), 1796.
  • Includes references to points of interest.

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