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1687. (topographic map) Massachusetts, Boston and Vicinity Quadrangle, October 1903 edition, reprinted July 1908.

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1687. (topographic map) Massachusetts, Boston and Vicinity Quadrangle, October 1903 edition, reprinted July 1908.

1687. (topographic map) Massachusetts, Boston and Vicinity Quadrangle, October 1903 edition, reprinted July 1908. Geological Survey. 19 ¼” x 30” +. Scale 1:62,500, 1” = 1 mile. Contour lines at 20-foot intervals. Double page plate from early atlas. Beautiful, early, three color topographic map shows the important contours and features of the area including the lighthouses and range lights, Life-Saving Stations, as well as roads, railroads, harbor, the many islands and important features. This map includes the area from Marblehead south to Cohasset and Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse, west to Waltham and east to Boston Lightship, including the many islands in Boston Harbor and east to the Boston Lightship. Detailed map includes harbors, shoals and bars, as well as lighthouses, US Life-Saving Stations, military forts, roads, railroads, individual houses and other buildings and much more. Named railroads include the Boston& Albany; the New York, New Haven & Hartford; the Boston & Maine; and the narrow-gauge Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn. This map is in very good condition, bright and clean, with no marks, rips, or tears save one slight wrinkle at vertical center fold, as issued. Plate is quite desirable for framing, a beautiful piece. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly of this area. Near fine. (VG+) $174.