This detailed street map of the City of Boston and its named neighborhoods, showing also the immediately surrounding towns was published in Boston by Mary Sampson, president of Sampson Publishing Company, a publishing company active in Boston from approximately 1880 to at least 1910. The firm was known as Sampson & Murdock. Sampson was active in the arts and culture of Boston. This Boston map accompanied a Boston street directory produced by William Edwards Murdock. The map was drawn in large scale to permit street level detail, is colored by neighborhood within Boston to permit a person to travel confidently within the city, map in hand.
This map is found in institutional collections, including the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.