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Connecticut
1816
Draftsman:Drawn by Samuel Lewis , American, 1754 - 1822
Printmaker:Engraved by Henry Schenck Tanner , American, 1786 - 1858
Engraving; black printer's ink and watercolor on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 3/8 x 10 5/8in. (21.3 x 27cm) Platemark (height x width): 8 3/4 x 11 3/8in. (22.2 x 28.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 11 1/8 x 14 1/4in. (28.3 x 36.2cm)
Credit Line: Hoadley Fund
Gallery Copy: The data on this handsome little map is identical with that included on Samuel Lewis's 1812 map of Connecticut, and that map was already badly out-of-date. Both maps fail to reflect the many new towns that were being incorporated in the early nineteenth century, made up from pieces of other, previously existing towns. This map was included in a General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps of All the Known Countries, published by Lucas Fielding in Baltimore in 1816.
Description: Map of the state of Connecticut, with Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Long Island Sound to the south, and New York State to the west. The state is divided into counties, labeled, colored and delineated with dotted lines. Population centers appear to be denoted with open circles. Elevation is depicted with hachure marks. Local roads are shown. Many small rivers are shown in addition to the Connecticut, Stratford (Housatonic), Thames and Quinebaug Rivers. Harbors, points, islands, shoals and ponds are also depicted.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 1/8 inches equals 10 miles Constituent Note: Although better known as cartographer, H.S. Tanner was the engraver of this map.
Inscription: Recto, top left, handwritten in pencil: "Lucas / "P3542x" / (Balt., early 1816?)" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "CONNECTICUT." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "S. Lewis del." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "H.S. Tanner Sc." Verso, top right, handwritten in red ink: "55504" Top right, handwritten in pencil: "#29" Center, handwritten in pencil: "55504" Bottom left, handwritten in pencil: "MAP BOX / 29" Bottom right, handwritten in pencil: "55504"
Object Number: 1946.16.3
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