Map, Massachusetts, Concord, Pictorial, The Old Musketaquid Plantation, Helen Bodley, Vintage Print, 1928
A Map of Concord, The Old Musketaquid Plantation
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts: 1928
Signed in the matrix, lower left: H. Bodley
26 x 35.5 inches, image
28.25 x 37.5 inches, overall
Richly detailed pictorial map of Concord, Massachusetts, a town that played major roles during the Revolutionary War and in 19th-century American literature. The left and right borders contain 20 detailed line drawings of historic buildings. The map labels streets, bodies of water, and neighborhoods. Wooded areas are indicated by drawings of trees, colored green. Historic buildings and locations are shown with pictorial illustrations, including Walden Pond and “Thoreau’s Hut”; Ralph Waldo Emerson’s House; tepees marking the site of the original Native American residents, “Tahattawan & Squaw Sachem”; Sanborn Channing House; and civic buildings. Other illustrations mix depictions of 18th- and 19th-century figures and modes of transportation, such as stage coaches, with contemporary residents, such as a golfer and a tennis player at the Concord Country Club and “At Least One of Concord’s Artists” seated at an easel. Near a small depiction of Paul Revere’s ride, a red-coated British soldier looks up at a Minuteman with a musket. Banners bear quotations from local authors Emerson and Thoreau, as well as historical information.
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An inset map, lower right, shows “The Original Bounds of the ‘Plantacon Att Musketequid’ in 1635 & Blood’s Farms.” The decorative border features Concord grapes on the vine. A cartouche upper left shows a Native American man and child facing a Colonial farmer, with his family. A whimsical compass features personifications of the wind.
Full publication information: “Copyright 1928 By Houghton Mifflin Co. All Rights Reserved.”
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Professionally backed on Japanese paper to flatten original folds, though with some remaining cockling to paper edges.