Antique wall map of Wrentham, MA, by Henry F. Walling, 1851. One of the earliest town maps of Wrentham, this wall map is full of interesting details. It shows topography, carriage roads, an early railroad call the Norfolk County Railroad, forests, swamps, villages, and more. It includes the name of every property owner at the time, with an inset of the more densely populated town center. It also features illustrations of the various churches, with lists of the ministers of each church going back to the 18th century. Also a table of Miscellaneous Statistics, including Town Officers, Representatives, State Senators, Lawyers, Justices of the Peace, census information, and the names of University Graduates. General information about the town is set under the title. Overall a delightfully interesting map. Good to very good antique condition with some water staining at the top and wear along the sides where the original silk ribbon has deteriorated. On original rods. Measures approx. 31 x 23 inches to the neatline of the map. Overall approx. 35 x 30 inches including the rods. Could be restored for an additional cost.
Item Number: MAS2259