This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: New map of Boston : with squares and numbers after the Baedeker plan, published by Boston Map Company in 1880. Scale [ca. 1:8,350]. Covers downtown Boston and Back Bay and parts of Charlestown, East Boston and South Boston.
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, churches, hospitals, schools, universities, clubs, hotels, museums, monuments, parks, cemeteries, industry and business locations, city ward boundaries and more. Relief is shown by hachures. The map indicates original shoreline and radial distances from City Hall. It includes an index to points of interest.
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.