"To the attentive user even the simplest map can reveal not only where things are but how people perceive and imagine the spaces they occupy. Mapping Boston is an exemplar of such creative attentiveness - bringing the history of one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities alive through the maps that have depicted it over the centuries." "The book includes both historical maps of the city and maps showing the gradual emergence of the New England region from the imaginations of explorers to a form that we would recognize today. Each map is accompanied by a full description and by a short essay offering an insight into its context. The topics of these vignettes by Anne Mackin include people both familiar and unknown, landmarks, and events that were significant in shaping the landscape or life of the city. A highlight of the book is a series of new maps detailing Boston's growth."--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2001
1st MIT Press pbk. ed View all formats and editions
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2001
xiv, 278 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 x 31 cm
9780262611732, 9780262112444, 0262611732, 0262112442
"A Norman B. Leventhal book."
Originally published: 1999