Have you explored the Norman B. Leventhal Map website yet? This digital collection represents an ongoing project of conservation, cataloguing, and digital imaging of the Norman B. Leventhal Center’s collection of over 200,000 historical maps and 5,000 atlases. View the collection by location, subject, date, publisher, author, or projection.
Here are a few of their business themed maps for Boston:
- Map of the City of Boston and Immediate Neighborhood (with 55 marginal vignettes showcasing selected public, commercial, and industrial structures) from 1852
- Nanitz’ great mercantile map of Boston from 1869
- Business Enterprises of Faneuil Hall from 1897
Be sure to check out the Map Center’s Made in Boston exhibition (through March 10th) which brings together, for the first time in decades, a majority of maps made in Boston in the century before the American Revolution.