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Connecticut
1820
Surveyor:Surveyed by Moses Warren Jr. , 1762 - 1835
Surveyor:Surveyed by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Draftsman:Drawn by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Maker:Engraved by Asaph Willard , 1786 - 1880
Publisher:Published by Hudson & Co. , American, active 1819 - 1820
Engraving; black printer's ink and watercolor on laid paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 17 3/4 x 21 3/8in. (45.1 x 54.3cm) Platemark (width): 24in. (61cm) Sheet (height x width): 20 1/8 x 24 3/4in. (51.1 x 62.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: During the 1820s, 30s, and 40s, updated versions of the map of Connecticut that he and Moses Warren had surveyed in 1811 continued to be published. While large versions of the map hung on walls of local businesses, reduced versions were advertised as suitable for home use. According to an article that appeared in the Connecticut Courant, recommended the purchase of this map, stating that "every person ought to have a map of his own State."
Description: Map of Connecticut, with Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Long Island Sound and Long Island to the south, and New York to the west. Connecticut is divided into towns, marked by solid lines, and counties, marked by broken solid and dotted lines. Turnpikes are marked with solid parallel lines, and "common" roads with dotted lines. Places of public worship and courthouses are also marked, with small circles. The lines and symbols are explained in the "References" list below the map. Elevation is depicted with hachure marks.
Cartographic Note: About 3 3/4" equals 20 miles
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "CONNECTICUT / THIS MAP, for the use of TRAVELLERS / Is correctly reduced from the Actual Surveys of / WARREN & GILLET, / With the addition of the lines of new Towns, new turnpike roads &c &c. / PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS / By HUDSON & Co. / 1820 / ENGRAVED BY A. WILLARD." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Reduced & delineated by Geo. Gillet Surveyor Gen." Verso, bottom right, handwritten in pencil: "Print / Drw 2 / #20" Top right, handwritten in pencil, erased but still visible: "Map / Folio / #20"
Object Number: 2012.312.59
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