Atlas of Boston History

The Atlas of Boston History: The Making of a City is a unique addition to works about Boston history. The volume traces the history of Boston from late prehistoric times to the present by means of thematic maps reflecting the latest scholarship, drafted especially for the atlas by cartographers at International Mapping, Inc. These maps are supplemented with historical images and maps, photographs, and graphs as well as with explanatory text. The subjects of the maps and atlas plates were determined by a board of noted scholars who write on Boston history. The atlas will be published by the University of Chicago Press in fall 2018. The project is affiliated with the History Department at Northeastern University.

The Atlas of Boston History will appeal to a wide variety of users. The graphic presentation of its maps and supplementary visual materials should attract anyone interested in Boston and its history. As a major reference book about Boston and as only the second historical atlas about a U.S. city (the other is on New York City), the atlas will certainly be purchased by many libraries and consulted by scholars. In addition, the beautiful full color maps will make it appealing as a coffee table book and a compelling introduction to the city's history for schoolchildren.

The Atlas of Boston History is primarily financed by an anonymous donor with some supplementary gifts from other private contributors. For further information or to comment on the sample plates, please contact us.

Sample Map