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Wonderful separately issued map of Somerville, Massachusetts, in the Boston metropolitan area.

Tufts College is shown on the border between Somerville and Medford. The Mystic Reservoir is named and illustrated. College Hill Station is labeled. Professors Row and College Ave are shown.

Tufts Mill Pond is shown on the Mystic River.

The map is hand-colored by ward. Five wards are shown.

The map was published in Somerville by the Frost Brothers.

Parts of the following rail lines are shown:

  • Boston & Maine Railroad
  • Eastern Railroad
  • Grand Junction Railroad
  • Boston & Lowell Railroad
  • Fitchburg Railroad
  • Lexington & Arlington Railroad

The map highlights how much the population has grown in twenty years; in 1850 it was 3524, in 1860 it was 8025, in 1870 it was 14693.

Condition Description
Original hand-color, varnish, linen, selvage, and wood dowels. Some minor flaking of the varnished paper.