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Mapping Boston

Author: Alex Krieger; David A Cobb; Amy Turner; David C Bosse
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : [MIT Press], ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To the attentive user even the simplest map can reveal not only where things are but how people perceive and imagine the spaces they occupy. Mapping Boston is an exemplar of such creative attentiveness - bringing the history of one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities alive through the maps that have depicted it over the centuries." "The book includes both historical maps of the city and maps showing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Krieger; David A Cobb; Amy Turner; David C Bosse
ISBN: 0262112442 9780262112444
OCLC Number: 41131661
Description: xiv, 278 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 x 31 cm
Contents: Introduction : Revealing a city/exploring its maps / Alex Krieger --
A brief history of Boston / Sam Bass Warner, Jr. --
Diagramming the growth of Boston / Nancy S. Seasholes and Amy Turner --
The mapping of New England before 1800 / Barbara McCorkle --
The Boston map trade of the eighteenth century / David Bosse --
Windows to our past : mapping in the nineteenth century and beyond / David Cobb --
The New England plates --
Gaining ground : Boston's topographical development in maps / Nancy S. Seasholes --
Experiencing Boston : encounters with the places on the maps / Alex Krieger --
The Boston plates --
Map of good hope : Boston in the American imagination / James Carroll.
Responsibility: edited by Alex Krieger and David Cobb with Amy Turner ; contributing essays by David Bosse [and others] ; vignettes accompanying the plates, Anne Mackin ; map descriptions, Nancy S. Seasholes and David Cobb.
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