Historians, researchers, and genealogists alike, owe the Perkins family a great deal for allowing Historic Map Works and its members access to this one of a kind New England treasure. A few of the thousands of images from their collection are randomly displayed below.
If you would like to learn more about the history of The Perkins Collection, the methods used to survey lands at the turn of the century, or the family responsible for four generations of cartography in Massachusetts, we encourage you to visit the website of the family's survey firm Dana F. Perkins, Inc.
Located in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Dana F. Perkins, Inc. is one of the oldest continuously owned land surveying companies in the nation. Its unparalleled archive of New England land use and survey maps was started in 1882 and continues to grow to this day.
Though they are also viewable within the general map collection on HistoricMapWorks.com, we have listed the currently viewable materials from The Perkins Collection archive below for your convenience. More materials will be dynamically added to this list as they are scanned and made available to our users.
If you have any questions about this exciting collection or the materials contained within, please get in touch.

MATERIALS IN THE PERKINS COLLECTION



Property Atlases

State Name Year Publisher
Massachusetts Arlington 1923 Annotated 1923 Sanborn Map Company
Massachusetts Beverly 1907 1907 Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Massachusetts Boston 1889 Vol 4 Roxbury 1889 G. W. Bromley & Co.
Massachusetts Boston 1902 Proper and Back Bay 1902 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Boston 1914 West Roxbury 1914 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Boston 1923 Rules and Regulations for Garages 1923 Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Boston 1924 Zoning Laws 1924 City of Boston
Massachusetts Boston 1924 Zoning Maps 1924 City Planning Board
Massachusetts Boston 1925 Park Frontage Laws 1925 City of Boston
Massachusetts Boston 1927 Zoning Regulations 1927 City of Boston
Massachusetts Brookline 1897 1897 French & Bryant
Massachusetts Brookline 1913 1913 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Brookline 1919 1919 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Cambridge 1886 1886 G.M. Hopkins, CE
Massachusetts Cambridge 1894 1894 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Cambridge 1894 with W. A. Mason's Annotations 1894 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Cambridge 1903 1903 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Cape Ann - Gloucester - Rockport - Manchester 1899 1899 Geo. W. Stadly & Co.
Massachusetts Lowell 1936 1936 G.M. Hopkins Co.
Massachusetts Malden 1897 Published by Sanborn - Perris 1897 Sanborn - Perris Map Co.
Massachusetts Massachusetts State Atlas 1900 1900 Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Massachusetts Massachusetts State Atlas 1904 1904 Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Massachusetts Massachusetts State Atlas 1909 1909 Walker Lithograph & Publishing Co.
Massachusetts Middlesex County 1907 Town Boundary Surveys 1907 Harbor and Land Commission
Massachusetts Nahant 1880 1880 G. M. Hopkins, CE
Massachusetts Newton 1917 1917 G. W. Bromley and Co.
Massachusetts Salem - Marblehead - Peabody - Danvers 1897 1897 G. M. Hopkins, CE
Massachusetts Somerville 1874 1874 G. M. Hopkins & Co.
Massachusetts Watertown - Belmont - Arlington - Lexington 1898 1898 Geo. W. Stadly & Co.
Massachusetts Watertown 1899 1899 Sanborn - Perris Map Co.
Massachusetts Winchester 1921 1921 Sanborn Map Company
New Hampshire New Hampshire State Atlas 1892 Uncolored 1882 D. H. Hurd & Co.



World Atlases

Name Year Publisher
World Atlas 1886 Revised 1887 1886 George V. Jones & Co.
World Atlas 1893 1893 Rand, McNally & Company
World Atlas 1896 1896 John F. Waite Publishing Company
World Atlas 1923 1923 P. F. Collier & Son Company



Single Maps

State Name Year Publisher
Louisiana Battle of Bisland 1863 1863 Charles D. Elliot
Massachusetts Allston 188x Handcolored Parcel Map 188x W. A. Mason & Sons
Massachusetts Boston 1722 Captain John Bonner Survey 1722 Captain John Bonner
Massachusetts Boston 1855 Copied 1865 South Cove - Present South Station and I93 & I90 Interchange 1855 Unattributed
Massachusetts Boston 1872 Plan of the Burnt District 1872 Thos S. Davis
Massachusetts Boston 1878 Civil Engineers Sketch 1878 Office of Improved Sewerage
Massachusetts Boston 1902 Fenway and Back Bay 1902 Fuller Whitney Surveys Corperation
Massachusetts Boston 1902 Public Reservations and Parks 1902 Metropolitan Park Commision
Massachusetts Boston 1905 Bird's Eye View 1905 F. D. Nichols Company
Massachusetts Boston 1922 High Pressure Fire Service Map 1922 Boston Board of Fire Underwriters
Massachusetts Boston 1925 Park Frontage Laws 1925 City of Boston
Massachusetts Cambridge 1833 1833 Unattributed
Massachusetts Cambridge 1902 Broad Canal Inspection 1902 John R. Freeman
Massachusetts Cambridge 1905 Regional Map 1905 Charles D. Elliot
Massachusetts Groton - Shirley - Pepperell 1847 1847 Unattributed
Massachusetts Hanover 1849 1849 E. Whiting
Massachusetts Medford 1900c 1900 Unattributed
Massachusetts Middlesex and River Canals 1843 Rates of Tolls Chart 1843 S. N. Dickinson
Massachusetts Newton 1700 Printed in 1880c 1700 Jackson's History of Newton
Massachusetts Newton 1873 1873 Drew, Allis & Co.
Massachusetts North Billerica 1897 Faulkner Mfg. Co. Woolen Mill 1897 W. S. Hutchins
Massachusetts Peabody 1938 1938 Osborn Palmer
Massachusetts Pepperell 1844 1844 J. H. Loring
Massachusetts Reading 1875 1875 Unattributed
Massachusetts Reading 18xx Early Town Map with Landowners and Buildings 18xx Unattributed
Massachusetts Somerville 1830 Reprinted 1870c 1830 Charles D. Elliot
Massachusetts Somerville 1879 1879 T. P. Perkins
Massachusetts Somerville 1887 1887 W. A. Greenough & Co. - Walker Lith
Massachusetts Somerville 1892 1892 Pos. Perkins - Heliotype Printing Co.
Massachusetts Somerville 1893 1893 Pos. Perkins - Heliotype Printing Co.
Massachusetts Somerville and Medford 1807 1807 Peter Tufts
Massachusetts Tewksbury 1852 Wall Map 1852 Henry F. Walling
Massachusetts West Springfield 1831 1831 J. Lathrop
Maine Bangor 1846 1846 Samuel S. Smith
Maine Waterville 1848 1848 Drawn by E. A.
South Carolina Charleston Harbor 1861 Plan and Fortifications 1861 Elliot & Ames, A. Williams & Co.



Detailed Survey Plan Collections

State Name Year Publisher
Massachusetts Allston 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Arlington 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Belmont 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Boston 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Braintree 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Brighton 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Brookline 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Cambridge 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Cambridge and Somerville 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Cambridge Heights 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Cambridgeport 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Charlestown 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts East Braintree 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts East Cambridge 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts East Lexington 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts East Watertown 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Lexington 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Lynn and Saugus 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Lynnfield Centre 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Malden 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Marblehead 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Medford 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Newton 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts North Cambridge 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts North Reading 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Old Cambridge 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Quissett 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Reading 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Revere 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Roxbury 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Somerville 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Somerville and Surrounds 1843 to 1873 Survey Plans 1843 W. A. Mason
Massachusetts South Reading 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Stoneham 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Waban 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Wakefield 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Waltham 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Watertown 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Wayland 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts West Gloucester 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts West Somerville 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Weston 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Weymouth and Braintree 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Wilmington 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Woburn 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
Massachusetts Woburn and Wilmington 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
New Hampshire Bradford 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
New Hampshire Great Falls 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection
New Hampshire Hudson 1890c Survey Plans 1890c Various from Perkins Collection



Other Materials

Name Year Publisher
Perkins Collection 1850 to 1900 Advertising Cards 1850 Various
Perkins Collection 1861 to 1933 Envelopes and Postcards 1861 Various
Perkins Collection 1873 to 1890c Railway Timetables and Tickets 1873 Various
Perkins Collection 1900c Fin, Fur, and Feather Club Annual Supper Flyers 1900c Various


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