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Vermont From actual Survey
1957
After a work by:After a work by Amos Doolittle , American, 1754 - 1832
Photomechanical prints; black printer's ink on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 14 7/8 x 11 7/8in. (37.8 x 30.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 19 x 15 3/8in. (48.3 x 39.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The Connecticut Historical Society has a copy of Amos Doolittle's original engraved map of Vermont from Actual Surveys. The large original map, based on surveys by James Whitelaw, surveyor general of Vermont, was first published in 1796 and was one of the first state maps to be issued following the American Revolution. The reduced version shown here was made for an atlas published in Philadephia by Matthew Carey to accompany the American Edition of Guthrie's Geography. The facsimile was made by the Meriden Gravure Company, a firm specializing in high quality reproductions for libraries and museums, in 1957.
Description: Reproduction of a map of Vermont, from the border of Canada to the north, the border of New Hampshire to the east, the border of Massachusetts to the south, and the Border of New York to the west. Vermont is divided into counties and towns, both of which are labeled. Man-made features include villages, marked with circles, roads and Dartmouth College, the only building depicted. Natural features include rivers, lakes and mountains, with elevation conveyed through clusters of shaded triangles. The decorative cartouche shows a natural scene, with tall fir trees, smaller bushy plants with their roots hanging down around the title, and a waterfall cascading over rocks.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 7/8 inches equals 20 miles
Inscription: Recto, top right, printed in black ink: "Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "VERMONT / From actual Survey / Delineated & Engraved by Amos Doolittle N.H." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "Reproduced by the Meriden Gravure Company, 1957"
Object Number: 2012.312.214
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