EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Boston, Massachusetts, 1875 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of Boston for 1875, published by Sampson, Davenport Co. in 1875. The map shows in various colors the lands annexed to Boston, 1865-1875. Covers the City of Boston and portions of adjacent towns and cities: Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Watertown, Belmont, Newton, Brookline, Milton, and Quincy, Massachusetts. Scale [1:19,800]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (in Feet) (Fipszone 2001). All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as roads, railroads, drainage, some public buildings, parks, cemeteries, city ward and town boundaries and more. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of Massachusetts from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates (1755-1922), scales, and purposes. The digitized selection includes maps of: the state, Massachusetts counties, town surveys, coastal features, real property, parks, cemeteries, railroads, roads, public works projects, etc.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
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