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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Gray, Ormando Willis
Date:
1878
Short Title:
Boston and Vicinity.
Publisher:
O.W. Gray & Son
Philadelphia
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
43
Obj Width cm:
56
Scale 1:
19,400
Note:
Numerous important buildings identified.
Reference:
P6196, 11037.
City:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Political; Roads
Full Title:
Boston and Adjacent Cities.
List No:
3888.015
Page No:
36-37
Series No:
15
Publication Author:
Gray, Ormando Willis
Pub Date:
1878
Pub Title:
The National Atlas. Containing Elaborate Topographical Maps Of The United States And The Dominion of Canada, With Plans Of Cities And General Maps Of The World. Also, Descriptions and Tables, Historical and Statistical ... Accompanied By Special, Railway, And Scientific Maps And Articles. Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, No. 10 North Fifth Street. 1878. (on verso) Entered ... 1876, by O.W. Gray & Son ... Washington.
Pub Reference:
P6196, 11037.
Pub Note:
First edition was 1875. The maps here are identical to our 1878 Gray's Atlas of the United States, except that this copy has 17 large scale maps of Virginia Cities in the rear with a "Professional Directory of Patrons. Virginia." The 1878 U.S. Atlas has a large map of New England in the rear and a directory of patrons for Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It is a mystery why Gray used two different titles for essentially the same atlas. The source of the Virginia city maps is interesting - about half state under the title that they are from "Special Surveys" by Jacob and George Chace, Topographical Engineers. The other half do not list the Chaces. There is no record of these maps in Phillips, either as an atlas or separates. Perhaps they were sold as separates or pocket maps. Several sheets intentionally left missing; not listed in Table of Contents. Maps are in full color typically differentiating counties or states.
Pub List No:
3888.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
86
Pub Height cm:
45
Pub Width cm:
40
Image No:
3888015
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Boston and Adjacent Cities.