Massachusetts 1802 MHS Digital Image 2113
From Massachusetts 1802 MHS Digital Image 2113, Massachusetts
Published by Osgood Carleton in 1802
Full Title: Map of Massachusetts proper : compiled from actual surveys made by order of the General Court and under the inspection of agents of their appointment / by Osgood Carleton.; Maker: Osgood Carleton; Publisher: Unattributed; Date: 1802; Description: This map, published in 1802, is the second edition of the first official map of Massachusetts entitied, Map of Massachusetts Proper, originally published in 1801.? The idea for a state map began to take shape in 1791 when Osgood Carleton, one of the first professional mapmakers in America, suggested a regional map of Southern New England based on town surveys. The Massachusetts Historical Society supported the idea and helped persuade the Massachusetts General Court (the state legislature) to pass a state mapping law in 1794. Osgood Carleton produced the original design of the state map using information gathered from town surveys and information supplied by the Historical Society.; MHS Digital Image: 2113
Full Title: Massachusetts 1802 MHS Digital Image 2113
Full Atlas Title: Massachusetts 1802 MHS Digital Image 2113
Location 1: North America
Location 2: United States, Massachusetts
Publish Date: 1802
Publisher: Osgood Carleton
Number Maps in the Atlas: 1
Map Original Width: 48.62"
Map Original Height: 32.77"
Item Number: US1602078
Collection: Historic Map Works Rare Historic Maps Collection
Image Quality: High quality scan of original that is perfect for printed fine-art quality reproduction.
Source Institution:© The Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USASouce Media: