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Connecticut
1842
Surveyor:Surveyed by Moses Warren Jr. , 1762 - 1835
Surveyor:Surveyed by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Publisher:Published by Asaph Willard , 1786 - 1880
Draftsman:Drawn by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Engraving; black printer's ink on wove paper, on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 18 x 21 1/4in. (45.7 x 54cm) Sheet (height x width): 21 1/4 x 26 1/8in. (54 x 66.4cm) Mount (height x width): 21 1/4 x 26 1/8in. (54 x 66.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The creation of new towns and the development of new roads and railroads produced an ongoing need for new and updated editions of Warren & Gillet's 1811 map of Connecticut. This 1842 is the latest edition of this important map, published when Connecticut's surveyor general George Gillett was more than sixty years old. It marks the end of an era in map production. In the coming decade, maps would acquire a new look, as lithography replaced engraving as the principle reproductive process, and larger maps and county atlases began to provide an unprecedented level of detail.
Description: Map of Connecticut, with Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Long Island Sound and part of 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: Scale: 3 3/4" equals about 20 miles The enduring importance of Warren and Gillett's 1812 map, Connecticut, From Actual Surveys, is demonstrated by this reduced scale edition published thirty years later. The accuracy and thoroughness of Warren and Gillett's 1811 survey of the state provided the basis for many nineteenth-century maps.
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "Connecticut / From the actual Surveys of / WARREN & GILLET / With the addition of new towns turnpike roads &C by / GEORGE GILLET ESQR. / 1842. / PUBLISHED BY A. WILLARD HARTFORD CON." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Reduced & delineated by Geo. Gillet Surveyor Gen."
Object Number: 2012.312.64
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