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Connecticut
1835
Printmaker:Engraved by George W. Boynton , 1809 - 1884
Publisher:Published by Samuel G. Goodrich , American, 1793 - 1860
Engraving; black printer's ink on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 1/4 x 5 7/8in. (10.8 x 14.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of William C. Conklin
Gallery Copy: This little map must date from about 1835; the Farmington Canal is shown, but no railroads. Samuel G. Goodrich, who published this map is better known as the children's book author, Peter Parley. Between the mid-1820s and about 1850, Goodrich published a number of atlases and books on geography and history, primarily for use in schools. Both Boston, where Goodrich lived and worked, and Hartford produced numerous maps for educational purposes during this period.
Description: Map of Connecticut, with Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, part of Long Island and the Long Island Sound to the south, and New York to the west. The state is divided into counties, labeled and delineated with dotted lines. Population centers appear to be marked with circles, and New Haven and Hartford with circles inscribed with crosses, denoting capital cities. Elevation is depicted with hachure marks. Rivers, lakes and ponds, points and islands are depicted and most of them are labeled.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1/2 inch equals 10 miles
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "Pop. 297,711 Sqr. M. 4,800." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "CONNECTICUT" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "G. Boynton, Sc." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "Entered according to act of Congress on this 9th day of March by S.G. Goodrich of Massachusetts" Verso, top left, handwritten in pencil: "1 [circled]" Center, handwritten in pencil: "82343" Bottom left, handwritten in pencil: "Map Box / 148" Bottom right, handwritten in pencil: "82343"
Object Number: 1971.71.12
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