Published by the Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co., Boston. C. 1900

Lithograph.

Image size 25 7/8 x 32 1/2″ (657 x 824 mm) plus margins.

A fine map of Boston shown at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.  The map names streets, important buildings, hotels, ferry and railroad lines.  A series of circles drawn in quarter mile increments are shown that originate from City Hall.  Also delineated is the original shore line of Boston, before landfill greatly extended the city’s boundaries.<br><br>

The Walker Co. was formed in 1880 by George Hiram Walker and his brother Oscar.  They were very prolific, publishing maps, atlases and bird’s eye views of New England locales.  The Walkers were the last of Boston’s important lithographers.  Former President George Bush is a descendant of this family.