A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of walking through this collection with Assistant Curator Stephanie Cyr while photographing it for a newspaper feature. She was excited to have this gathering of materials brought together, "...for the first time in decades, a majority of maps made in Boston in the century before the American Revolution."
Boston Harbor in New England, [Cyprian Southack, 1769]
Before chatting with Stephanie, I had not thought of Boston as a center for map making. But, it was. And, this is your opportunity to see some of the early work of men like John Bonner, William Burgis, and Paul Revere
Yes, as an engraver, Revere was a map maker and two of his views (above) are on display.
As they always do, the Map Center and Library staff have created an interesting, thought provoking, and educational opportunity with this presentation.
If you are one of our readers from other places, you can see the exhibition on line here.
Do you have an Amazon Gift Certificate to use? Or do you need to buy one for a gift? Remember to click over to Amazon from here to support this site!