Excerpt from A Description of the Topographical Model of Metropolitan Boston
The model is best viewed from the east, as in the frontispiece, looking from the open ocean up through the harbor to Boston proper. The season is supposed to be summer, the time of day morning. The coloring, though necessarily conventional, is founded on a natural classification and treat ment, with values approximating those found under natural conditions.
The model is based on the most accurate and detailed map yet produced of the area, compiled by the author from about three hundred of the latest maps, including the United States Coast Survey, United States Geological Survey, Metropolitan Park Commission, town, city, private and original surveys, photographically reduced or enlarged from the manuscript.
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