1878 Civil Engineers Map of Boston and Vicinity showing area of Great Fire

Boston-civilengineers-1878
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Map of Boson and its Vicinity.  Prepared for distribution at the convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston, June 1878.
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1878 Civil Engineers Map of Boston and Vicinity showing area of Great Fire

Boston-civilengineers-1878

Very rare map illustrating the areas damaged by the Great Boston Fire of 1872.

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Title


Map of Boson and its Vicinity. Prepared for distribution at the convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston, June 1878.
  1878 (dated)    22 x 27 in (55.88 x 68.58 cm)     1 : 31680

Description


A rare 1878 map of Boston and its vicinity illustrating the district burnt by the Great Boston Fire of November 9010, 1872. Centered on Boston State House, this map covers from West Cambridge to Hangmans's Island and from Breeds's Island to Newton. The map is mostly black and white, but certain areas are distinguished with color coding:
  • Green - The original shore line of Boston Proper.
  • Blue - The Present East Boston.
  • Red - The districted burned by the Fire of Nov. 9-10, 1872
Curiously, unlike most maps by the American Association of Civil Engineers, this map bears no imprint. This map is quite rare, with only three known institutional examples citied by the OCLC: The Huntington Library, Harvard, and UC Santa Barbara. A fourth example is held by the Leventhal Center at the Boston Public Library.

Condition


Good. Some damage where originally attached to binder. Minor wear on original fold lines. Backed on archival tissue. Accompanied by original binder.

References


OCLC 44144612.