MAPS & ANIMATIONS

MAPS

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THE LAMB MAPS were drawn as of December 25 in each year from 1630 to 1645.  Each was labeled “plan of Boston showing existing ways and owners.”   All maps are courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.

1630     1631     1632     1633     1634     1635     1636    1637

1638     1639     1640     1641     1642     1643     1644     1645

THE APPLETON MAP is “A rough and inaccurate sketch of the streets of Boston as they are supposed to have been first laid out & the owners of the soil, from 1630 to 1650 or thereabouts.”

1711  “An Exact Draught of Boston Harbor with a Survey of most of the Islands about 1711.”

1711  Boston wharves from Long Wharf drawn by John Bonner in 1714.

1722  Plan of Boston in 1722 by Abel Bowen.

1722  “The town of Boston in New England” by John Bonner is the most famous colonial map.

1739  “A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston in New England in America with the many Additional [sic] Buildings & New Streets to the Year, 1739” was published by  William Price.

1743  “A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston in New England in America, with the many Additional [sic] Buildings & New Streets to the Year 1743“, also published by William Price.

ANIMATIONS

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  1. Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway from the present to the year 1500.
  2. Beacon Hill from the present to the year 1630.
  3. The Boston Common from the present to the year 1630.
  4. The Back Bay from the present to the distant past.
  5. The Old State House from the present to the year 1630.

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