Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map With Metro (2013)

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2013 UPDATED Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated trolley lines & MBTA subway map

This travel map covers the following areas:
Main Boston Map 1:23,000
Downtown Boston Map 1:17,000
Boston Regional Map 1:507,000
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(Revised and Laminated Map)
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Overview

2013 UPDATED Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated trolley lines & MBTA subway map

This travel map covers the following areas:
Main Boston Map 1:23,000
Downtown Boston Map 1:17,000
Boston Regional Map 1:507,000
Boston Rapid Transit Map (MBTA Subway & Trolley Stations)

Navigating an unfamiliar city can be overwhelming, particularly if that city is Boston and it’s your first visit. It’s easy to lose a sense of direction in the mish-mash of one-way streets that make up this major but compact urban oasis. After only a short time, you’ll wonder if the defeat of the British was partially due to the notion that they were lost half the time. Consequently, having a well-designed map of the city of Boston is an invaluable tool, not only for first time visitors, but also for residents who have been living in Beantown for years.

The STREETWISE® Boston city map is the ultimate aid for getting around New England’s largest city, featuring a manageable yet intricately detailed layout of the entire city from the North End to Fenway, Brookline and Allston, across the river to Cambridge, and back through East Boston. The STREETWISE® Boston map also provides a complete map of the city of Boston’s public transportation options. The MBTA subway and trolley MINI METRO map covers all stops on the Green, Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver T lines. So whether you’re traveling one if by land or two if by sea, the STREETWISE® Map of Boston will get you exactly where you need to go.

Our pocket size map of Boston is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Boston map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Boston map today and you too can navigate Boston, Massachusetts like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

About STREETWISE® Maps

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935039085
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Laminated Map
  • Edition number: 2013
  • Sales rank: 155,627
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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  • Posted February 25, 2010

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    Most complete map of Boston

    I am planning a convention in Boston and needed a complete map that included many areas my clients wanted me to visit on a site inspection. Most maps only show the center of Boston and the northern suburbs, not South Boston. Since our hotel is at the edge of Boston and one of our venues is in South Boston (along with the city's convention center, I might add), I needed a map that showed the southern side of the city, across the Fort Point Channel. Of the dozen or so maps I reviewed, this was the only map that showed South Boston. I highly recommend this map for anyone attending a convention at the Boston Convention Center or any South Boston venue.

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  • Posted April 9, 2014

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    Should work for my upcoming trip

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