Map Description: Known among cartographic historic as the "Post Map", this is Herman Moll's important 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. Though variants of this map appear as early as 1708, this is the most important of the series due to its thematic focus on the New England, New York, New Jersey Pennsylvania postal system. Official postal service emerged in, the New England colonies around 1639 when the Massachusetts General Court designated a Boston tavern as the official repository f or mail arriving from or departing overseas. in, 1673 official postal service between New York and Boston was introduced on a monthly basis but it was not until 1691, with the appointment of a Postmaster General to the colonies, that a centralized postal system evolved. The first post route in, the Colonies, between New York and Boston, became known as the Boston Post Road and is today still in, use as U.S. Route 1. Moll describes this route in, some detai l in, the lower right quadran t of the map: The Western Post setts out from Philadelphia every Fryday leaving Letters at Burlington and Pert Amboy and arrives at New York on Sunday night; the distance between Philadelphia and New York being 106 Miles. in, addition to this maps core details regarding the postal system in, America, it also offers additional information on the region including American Indian villages and nations on the west side of the Susquehanna, countless towns and villages, som of Moll's Atlas Mi
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