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A rare and early map of Dover New Hampshire

An immensely detailed view of Dover New Hampshire in the early 19th century. In addition to its intrinsic rarity, this is remarkable as one of the very few printed plans of New Hampshire towns issued prior to 1850. The print consists in fact of two maps. At left is a map of the town on […]

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Manuscript plan of textile mill on the Nashua River in Boyston, Mass.

Manuscript plan of a textile mill complex in Massachusetts

An accomplished and detailed manuscript plan of a textile mill complex on the Nashua River in Boylston, Massachusetts. The spinning mill was opened in 1846 by the Clinton Company, which in turn was owned by the Lancaster Mills Corporation of brothers Horatio and Erastus Bigelow. Horatio seems to have been the entrepreneur of the two, […]

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Manuscript survey of Lancaster Mills in Clinton, Massachusetts

An accomplished map of the Lancaster Mills complex in Clinton, Massachusetts. The Lancaster Mills Corporation was founded in Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1844 by brothers Horatio and Erastus Bigelow. Horatio seems to have been the entrepreneur of the two, while Erastus was a serial inventor and an expert in process improvement and reengineering. He used his […]

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1849 manuscript plan of Lower Falls on Charles River

19th-century manuscript plan of the Charles River Lower Falls

An early manuscript plan of the Lower Falls area of the Charles River, showing numerous paper mills and other industrial development.  Straddling both banks of the Charles River, the Lower Falls area includes parts of Newton and Wellesley (formerly Dedham, then Needham), Massachusetts. Here the river drops no less than 18 feet in a quarter mile, […]

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[Superior Wisconsin] Hallock-Harmon-Leader Co., PERSPECTIVE MAP OF THE CITY OF SUPERIOR, WIS. Milwaukee: American Publishing Co., [1893?]

Rare 1893[?] bird’s-eye view of Superior Wisconsin

A rare bird’s-eye view promoting the economic ambitions of Superior, Wisconsin near the turn of the 20thcentury. The view depicts the city as seen looking south or southwest from an imaginary point high above the far west end of Lake Superior.  The unnamed artist has played with both orientation and scale so as to emphasize […]

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Wareham, Massachusetts and the Tremont Iron Co.

https://bostonraremaps.com/tag/j-h-bufford/ An extremely rare and remarkably detailed map of the historic Tremont Iron Company property in West Wareham, Massachusetts. With abundant supplies of bog iron, timber and water power, and easy access to the coast, the town of Wareham in Plymouth County, Massachusetts became a center of iron manufacturing in the 18th century. By 1820 […]

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Evan Evans / Oliver Evans / F[rancis] Shallus, Engraver No. 89 South Front St. Phil[adelphi]a, CYDER OR TOBACCO PRESS. [:] EVAN EVANS’S STRAW-CUTTERS. [:] MARS WORKS

Oliver Evans broadside promoting his cider press and other inventions

An unrecorded illustrated broadside promoting the products of the Mars Works in Philadelphia, established in 1807 by noted inventor, industrialist and author Oliver Evans (1755-1819). One of America’s great self-taught inventors and industrialists, the contributions of Oliver Evans included the design and manufacture of an automated grist mill, one of which was installed at Mount […]

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