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The States of of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, From the best Authorities
1833
Publisher:Published by Andrus & Judd , American, 1832 - 1836
Engraving; black printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper, in cardboard covers
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 16 5/8 x 20 1/2in. (42.2 x 52.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 x 20 5/8in. (43.2 x 52.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: It sometimes seems that everyone in Hartford was in the publishing business in the 1830s. A surprising number of Hartford firms published maps during this decade. Andrus & Judd, who published this map of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, were primarily bookbinders. This speciality may be reflected in the gold-tooled binding of this attractive little map. The Connecticut Historical Society also has a later edtion of this map, published in 1834.
Description: Pocket map of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, with parts of southern Vermont and New Hampshire to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Long Island and the Long Island Sound to the south, and part of New York to the west. The states are divided into counties, colored green, blue, pink, yellow, or orange. Main and local raods are shown, as are existing and proposed canals and existing and proposed railroads. The Farmington, Hampshire and Hampden, and Blackstone Canals are the existing canals, and there is one unnamed proposed canal between Taunton and Weymouth, Massachusetts. An existing railroad between Schenectady and Albany, New York, is shown, with a proposed railroad between Albany, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. Physical features depicted include elevation, conveyed with hachure marks; rivers; and lakes. At the bottom is a statistical table for the counties of each state in 1820 and 1830.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals almost 10 miles
Inscription: Front cover, gold tooled: "MASS. CONN. / & R. ISLAND" Inside cover, top, handwritten in pencil: "John T. Whitman / 1833" Bottom, handwritten in pencil: "98537" Recto of map, bottom right, printed in black ink: "THE STATE OF / MASSACHUSETTS / CONNECTICUT / AND / RHODE ISLAND / From the best Authorities / Published by ANDRUS & JUDD Hartford, Conn. / 1833." Bottom, printed in black ink: "Copy Right secured according to Act of Congress."
Object Number: 2004.145.0
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