Antique printed color map of the vicinity of Boston showing the Bay Circuit as recommended by the Governor's Committee on Needs and Uses of Open Spaces, published by the Trustees of Public Reservations in c.1930. The map was created by Charles Eliot II, nephew of the Trustees of Reservations founder. The history as described on baycircuit.org: "The idea for the Bay Circuit Trail & Greenway first arose in 1929. It would be an “outer Emerald Necklace,” proponents said—a greenbelt that would mirror the famous string of Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks threading through urban Boston—and would provide open space for the metropolitan area’s quickly expanding population. Over the next several decades, various public and private parks and reservations were established in the area between what is now Route 128 and Interstate 495, but they failed to keep pace with commercial and residential development. In the 1980s, interest in the project was renewed, and in 1990 the Bay Circuit Alliance formed to make the trail and greenway a reality. " The Bay Circuit shown on this map is not exactly the same as the Bay Circuit that exists today. This map includes a legend to explain the lettered locations on the map, as well as points of geological, ornithological, historical, and antiquarian interest. With folds as issued. Good antique condition with some wrinkling/creasing at folds and a few minor spots. Approx. 35.5 x 25 inches to the neatline.
Antique Folding Map
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