A fine and very rare 1831 map depicting the human and natural geography of Dorchester and Milton, Massachusetts. Dorchester was founded just before Boston in 1630, was annexed to its northern neighbor in 1870, and is now an intensely diverse neighborhood of perhaps 100,000 residents. Milton was founded in 1662 on land ceded by Dorchester, has […]
Simeon Borden (1798-1856) is best remembered as the civil engineer who oversaw the survey and production of the Topographical Map of Massachusetts (1844). This was the second official map of the state and represented a vast improvement over its predecessor, Osgood Carleton’s Map of Massachusetts Proper (1801).
View this post to learn more about Simeon Borden, his Topographical Map, and the early mapping of Massachusetts in general.