Boston Massachusetts 1907 huge old city plan map railroads Faneuil Hall museumsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(urban plans & city maps)
Issued Chicago, 1907 by Rand, McNally & Company.
Monumental early 20th century printed color map. Fine detailed city plan.
Not to be confused with the more commonly seen, smaller-format maps issued by this publisher, this huge city map is noteworthy not only for the size, but for its remarkable level of detail, which identifies "Proposed Extension of Charlesbank", names of businesses owning or operating out of each of the wharves, parks (including the paths within Boston Common), baseball grounds, museums, armories, custom houses, cemeteries, etc.
Key above title overprinted to show electric car lines, subway, elevated railway and regular railroad lines.
Clean, bright, well-preserved example of this map.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 21 1/4" x 15".
Printed area measures c. 19 1/4" x 12 3/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4, pp. 11-12.