Plan of the cemetery of Mount Auburn


Plan of the cemetery of Mount Auburn

Item Information

Title:
Plan of the cemetery of Mount Auburn
Description:
Mount Auburn Cemetery was consecrated in 1831 and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Designed by Henry Dearborn with assistance from Alexander Wadsworth, Mount Auburn is celebrated as the first landscaped rural cemetery in the United States. Winding paths hug the cemetery’s natural hills and valleys, while dramatic plantings of shrubs and weeping trees—particularly the willow—were intended to encourage pensive strolls among dramatic arches, urns, “ruins,” decorative ponds, tombs, and burial plots. Later in the century, park advocates would point to these bucolic cemeteries to highlight the inadequacies of small urban parks, prompting the development of large, public open spaces within city limits.
Creator:
Wadsworth, Alexander, 1806-1898
Name on Item:
by Alex. Wadsworth.
Date:
1841
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Mount Auburn Cemetery (Watertown and Cambridge, Mass.)--Maps
Cemeteries--Massachusetts--Cambridge--Maps
Cemeteries--Massachusetts--Watertown--Maps
Watertown (Mass.)--Maps
Cambridge (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Cambridge
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Publisher:
Boston : [s.n.]
Edition:
4th ed.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Relief shown by hachures.
Shows paths and plots.
Includes two inset views.
Extent:
1 map ; 52 x 65 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:1,450].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_005498
Call #:
G3764.C2 1841 .W3x
Barcode:
39999059014819
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