Map of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County Mass.

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Title

Map of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County Mass.

Description

A great deal of historical interest attaches to this map. It shows the residences of important figures in the Transcendentalist movement: Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing, and Henry David Thoreau--whether living at Walden Pond or at his father John's home. Thoreau's work as a surveyor contributes materially to Walling's map in the form of White Pond and Walden Pond.

By convention Thoreau's two-year sojourn at Walden Pond is thought to have been in the "wilderness," by his own description, but we see here that he was located less than two miles from the Concord town pump, and midway between a turnpike and the Fitchburg Railroad. A detail from Walling's larger map shows the approximate location of Thoreau's cabin.

Creator

Walling, Henry Francis, 1825-1888

Publisher

H. F. Walling

Date

1852

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

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Type

Still image

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Original Format

Map

Physical Dimensions

78 x 60 cm

Geolocation