Click here to download a low-res copy of the CD. You
will not be able to read the maps, but you can see the format
The original map is a very large document,
measuring about 4' x 6'. This CD makes it easy to use this
The remarkably detailed 1844 Map of Massachusetts by Simeon
Borden on a CDROM.
The Borden map was a very
accurate map for its time, being based on high-quality
trigonometric surveying of the entire state. Major roads are
shown throughout Massachusetts as are village centers and 1000s
This is a very valuable document of
Massachusetts history which has not been easily available to
study until this publication.
This reproduction is a PDF
file with bookmarks leading to county portions of the main map.
The CD does not include the geological map and other elements
reproduction includes all the main body of the map. It
does not include the Geological inset map and other material.
The Geolocial Map is available as a separate print on the
State Maps Page.
The Borden map shows all principal roads in the state, building
locations in villages, and placename throughout the state.
This segment shows the village of Sandwich on Cape Cod. Note
the entry "Glass Houses" which refers to the glass manufacturing
facilities which were a prominent part of this area's history.