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Village of Wethersfield, Connecticut, A.D. 1634 to 1644, Showing the House Lots of the Original Settlers
Draftsman:Drawn by Sherman Wolcott Adams , American, 1836 - 1898
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 10 1/8 x 11 1/8in. (25.7 x 28.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 12 1/2 x 11 1/2in. (31.8 x 29.2cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: This map of seventeenth century Wethersfield by amateur historian Sherman Wolcott Adams is dated 1885, but corresponds very closely to the version that appeared in Adams's History of Ancient Wethersfield, published posthumously in 1904. Most subsequent historic maps of Wethersfield depend to some extent on this map.
Description: Map of Wethersfield, Connecticut, with the Connecticut River to the north, Naubuck Farms to the east, the Great Plain to the south, and the Great West Field to the west. The streets shown are labeled, and in the village center between Fort Street and Broad Street, the original settlers' house lots are denoted with small black squares and the owner's names. The late-nineteenth century course of the Connecticut River is shown in broken solid lines.
Cartographic Note: 1 inch equals 40 rods
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "VILLAGE / OF / WETHERSFIELD / CONN. / A.D. 1634 TO 1644. / SHOWING THE HOUSE LOTS OF ORIGINAL SETTLERS. / Scale 40 rods to the inch. / 1885 / Roads since discontinued are marked [illegible] ----- / S.W. ADAMS / [illegible]"
Object Number: 2005.188.0
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