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Connecticut from the Actual Surveys of Warren & Gillet
1829
After a work by:After a work by Moses Warren Jr. , 1762 - 1835
After a work by:After a work by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Surveyor:Surveyed by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Draftsman:Drawn by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Publisher:Published by Asaph Willard , 1786 - 1880
Engraving; black printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper, in cardboard covers
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 17 3/8 x 21 1/4in. (44.1 x 54cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 5/8 x 21 1/2in. (44.8 x 54.6cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Gallery Copy: George Gillet was the Connecticut State Surveyor General, and the various editions of Connecticut from the Actual Surveys which he continuously updated between the 1810s and the early 1840s are the closest thing to an "official" Connecticut state map. They are certainly the most authoritative maps of Connecticut produced during this period and they provided the basis for many other maps. It is rare to find such a large map issued as a folding pocket map, perhaps because large maps in this format rarely survived being folded and unfolded in the course of use.
Description: Map of the state of Connecticut, with part of Massachusetts to the north, part of Rhode Island to the east, part of Long Island and the Long Island Sound to the south, and part of New York to the west. The state is divided into counties, outlined red, yellow, blue or green, and towns, outlined the same color as the county to which they belong. Physical features depicted include elevation, conveyed with hachure marks; rivers; and lakes/ponds. Turnpikes and local roads are shown, as are houses of worship and courthouses.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals about 5 miles
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. / 1829 / PUBLISHED BY A. WILLARD HARTFORD CON." Bottom left, handwritten in pencil: "Edward R. Lambert" Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Reduced & delineated by Geo. Gillet Surveyor Gen." Bottom center, printed in black ink: "Entered According to Act of Congress Oct. 19th 1829 by A. Willard Hartford Conn." Verso, top left, handwritten in pencil: "67050" Left side, handwritten in pencil: "Maps / 67050"
Object Number: 1960.143.1
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