Boston 1722 Captain John Bonner Survey reissued and updated in 1835 MHS Digital Image 5024
Capt. John Bonner, 1722
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Full Title: The town of Boston in New England by Capt. John Bonner, 1722. Aetatis Suae 60.; Maker: Capt. John Bonner; Publisher: Facsimile map engraved and published by George G. Smith, Boston, 1835.; Date: 1835; Description: In 1835, George Girdler Smith (1795-1878), an engraver, re-issued the 1722 Bonner map of Boston. This facsimile map, based on the Bonner map in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (the third state of the map probably printed in 1725), includes the following note of authenticity by Stephen P. Fuller, a surveyor, "I have examined this plan and find it to be an exact copy of the original." Another note on the map reads, "Engraved from a copy in the possession of Wm. Taylor Esq." The 1835 version of the map also includes alterations to the topography of Boston since the first printing of Bonner's map in 1722. These alterations--new streets, buildings, and waterfront developments--appear in red, blue, and green ink. Alterations in red occurred between 1722 and 1733; in blue, between 1734 and 1743; and in green, between 1743 and 1769.; MHS Digital Image: 5024
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