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Manuscript map of Boston (Mass.), 20 September 1794

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Title:
Manuscript map of Boston (Mass.), 20 September 1794
Description:
This manuscript map by Jeremy Belknap was enclosed in a letter he sent to Ebenezer Hazard on 20 September 1794 and shows the Tontine Crescent, churches and meetinghouses (including the Old South Meeting House, Trinity Church, and the Federal Street Church), wharves, and the locations of Belknap's various residences in Boston. The map also shows the location of the origin of a fire on 30 July 1794 (within the ropewalks located near Fort Hill) and a dotted line indicates the extent of the damage. The map's western boundary is present-day Washington Street. Enclosed in a letter from Jeremy Belknap to Ebenezer Hazard, 20 September 1794 From the Jeremy Belknap papers
Cartographer:
Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798
Date:
September 20, 1794
Format:
Manuscripts
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
Wharves
Fires
Maps, Manuscript
1794
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Boston (Mass.)
Extent:
33 cm x 38.75 cm
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_1729