A map of Amherst with a view of the College and Mount Pleasant Institution

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Title

A map of Amherst with a view of the College and Mount Pleasant Institution

Subject

Amherst (Mass.) -- Maps
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

Full title: A map of Amherst. With a view of the College and Mount Pleasant Institution. By Alonzo Gray & Charles B. Adams. Amherst College, May 1833. Pendleton's Lithography, Boston.

Pendleton's Lithography published many Massachusetts town plans starting with Lynn and Saugus in 1829 and continuing to 1836. The plans had been drawn at the request of the State Legislature to facilitate the making of an accurate map of the state, which was eventually published by Borden in 1844. The town plans are some of the earliest published using lithography. This map of Amherst is especially attractive, with a large view of the College and Mount Pleasant Institution. Notable property owners are shown, including Prof. Hitchcock and E. Dickinson (the father of Emily Dickinson). Shows also churches, schools, houses, factories, mills, hotels, woodland, alluvial land, ponds, etc. Relief shown by hachures. With black top and bottom rollers. Map is without color. Description courtesy of the David Rumsey Collection.

Creator

Adams, Charles B.; Gray, Alonzo

Source

Pendleton's Lithography, Boston

Date

1833

Rights

This digital file is released by the David Rumsey Collection and Cartography Associates under a Creative Commons license.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Maps

Original Format

Map

Physical Dimensions

22 x 28 in.

Citation

Adams, Charles B.; Gray, Alonzo, “A map of Amherst with a view of the College and Mount Pleasant Institution,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/79.