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Southack Boston
[Cyprian Southack]. Boston Harbor in New England, [1769]
Courtesy Mapping Boston Foundation
Southack’s earliest known effort was a chart of Boston Harbor, probably drawn in the late 1680s but now lost. It remains available, however, through two derivatives. This derivative is the very first printed map to focus on Boston, which appeared in The English Pilot, the first English nautical atlas. Though the cartography is crude, this chart is an important example of how the work of colonial mapmakers was circulated back in the home country.

 

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