June 2019 Update!

To celebrate 20 years since this site went live I am doing a complete rebuild. The modern conventions and need…

1831 Capron

Early on Massachusetts adopted the policy of requiring towns to provide maps, drawn to a specific scale with distances to…

1775 Bernard Romans

This map, drawn by Bernard Romans in 1775, is the first map printed in America to show Massachusetts as an…

Matchbooks

This is a rabbit hole of content to publish. I could easily spend days scanning and posting covers. The current…