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Auction 115, Lot 252

"Map of the Metropolitan District of Boston Massachusetts Showing the Existing Public Reservations and Such New Open Spaces As Are Proposed by Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect…",

Subject: Massachusetts, Boston

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication: Boston Metopolitan Park Commission

Color: Printed Color

25 x 23.5 inches
63.5 x 59.7 cm

A large and very detailed map drawn on a scale of approximately one mile per inch. The map represents the beginning of the expansion of the Boston park system in 1893. Map covers the region from below Dedham north to show all of Marblehead, east to include Nantasket and west beyond Riverside. Open spaces are shown in brown on the map. The map is accompanied by "Figures on the Map" (naming 106 places of interest shown on the map) and "Notes on the Map" (discussing the open spaces, both existing and as proposed by the architect). Established in 1893, the Metropolitan District Commission worked to preserve the region's unique landscapes by acquiring and protecting park lands, river corridors and coastal areas. They actively reclaim and restore abused and neglected sites, and set aside areas of great scenic beauty for the recreation and health of the region's residents.


Condition: A

Strong impression and fine coloring. A hint of color offsetting, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/21/2006