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Connecticut, From Actual Survey
1813
Surveyor:Surveyed by Moses Warren Jr. , 1762 - 1835
Surveyor:Surveyed by George Gillet , American, 1771 - 1853
Printmaker:Engraved by Abner Reed , American, 1771 - 1866
Publisher:Published by Hudson & Goodwin , American, founded 1787
Engraving; black printer's ink and watercolor on paper, lined with paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 36 1/8 x 43 1/8in. (91.8 x 109.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 36 1/2 x 43 1/2in. (92.7 x 110.5cm) Mount (height x width): 36 1/2 x 43 1/2in. (92.7 x 110.5cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: In May 1811, the Connecticut legislature authorized the Hartford publishers Hudson & Goodwin to prepare and publish a new map of the state. Hudson & Goodwin hired two surveyors, Moses Warren and George Gillet to make this map. The two men used data from existing charts and maps as well as information from town clerks, but they also conducted a great deal of original survey work. The large-scale map that they produced was a model of accuracy and provded the basis for many subsequent maps of Connecticut. Gillet himself updated the map frequently over the course of the next twenty years. The original map may be the first to include the "Southwick jog," the small notch in Connecticut's northern border that was ceded to Massachusetts at the end of the eighteenth century to make up for earlier losses of territory.
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 State to the west. Counties are outlined in broken solid and dotted lines and towns in solid lines. Elevation is depicted with hachure marks. Churches, courthouses, academies, town houses, factories and mills of various kinds, distilleries, glass works, furnaces, iron works, buoys, spindles and lighthouses are represented with symbols which are listed in the Explanation. Natural features shown include rocks off the coast, shoals, mountains and ore beds. Below the Explanation, located on the left side of the sheet, is a list of Connecticut governors from 1665-1813.
Cartographic Note: Scale: About 3/8 inches equals 1 mile
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: To His Excellency / Roger Griswold, Esq. / And to the Honourable / The Legislature of / The State of Connecticut / This MAP is / Respectfully Inscribed / By the Publishers. / Hartford, February 1812." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "CONNECTICUT, / From Actual Survey, / Made in 1811; / By, and under the Direction of, / MOSES WARREN and GEORGE GILLET; / And by them Compiled. / PUBLISHED under the AUTHORITY of / The GENERAL ASSEMBLY, / BY / HUDSON & GOODWIN. / ENGRAVED BY ABNER REED, E. WINDSOR. / ENTERED according to Act of CONGRESS, the 29th day of May, 1813--By HUDSON & GOODWIN, of the STATE of CONNECTICUT." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Longitude W. from Greenwich--according to the late accurate calculations of Professor Day, Yale College."
Object Number: 2012.312.206
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