A fine example of this lovely map of Amherst, most unusual for its splendid early color. This wonderful map provides an immensely detailed view of this lovely college town in central Massachusetts. It depicts the town’s boundaries (with the length and bearing of each segment), the road network, and features of the natural topography (with […]
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.