Mapping Places From Above: A Peek into the Boston Public Library’s Bird’s-Eye View Map Collection



Jamaica Plain Branch Library


Oct 5, 2023


6:00 EDT



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The Boston Public Library holds a remarkable collection of approximately 500 bird’s-eye view maps from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. How were these maps produced? How accurate are they? What sorts of historical information can we learn from them?

Join the Leventhal Map & Education Center with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library on Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 pm ET for a deep dive on bird’s-eye view maps of Boston, mapmaking techniques and more.

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