Boston and Its Environs

Circa 1800

This original map from Marshall's Life of Washington shows Boston and the surrounding area in great detail. Reference points in the city of Boston include Faneuil Hall and Dock Square, the Old South Meeting HouseBeacon Hill, Fort HillCopes alias Cops Hill, and State Street (formerly King Street).

This map offers a remarkable panoramic view of the Boston area that is linked with much of early America's history — The Boston Tea Party, the Boston MassacreBunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, to cite only a few of the events and their locations.

The map was published by P. Phillips, Bridge Street, Black Friars, London, on Sept. 18, 1806. It measures 8" by 12 1/2" (20x33cm).

Map of Boston in 1806

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