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Woodstock
1869
Surveyor:Surveyed by Ormando Willis Gray , American, born 1829
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Publisher:Published by Chauncey G. Keeney , American, about 1810 - 1888
Lithography; black printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 16 7/8 x 27 1/2in. (42.9 x 69.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 18 1/4 x 28 1/2in. (46.4 x 72.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The somewhat confusing layout of this map suggests that the towns of Woodstock and Scotland, Connecticut are located side by side. In fact, Woodstock is located in the northern part of Windham County; Scotland is in the southern part of the county. Perhaps the mapmaker was intrigued by the way that the shapes of the two towns seem to fit together to form a rectangle, neatly filling the sheet of paper. This map was part of an atlas of Windham and Tolland Counties printed and published in Hartford in 1869.
Description: Maps of Woodstock and Scotland, Connecticut, printed side-by-side on the same sheet. Woodstock extends from the border of Massachusetts to the north, Thompson and Putnam to the east, Eastford and Pomfret to the south, and Union and Eastford to the west. The town is divided into seventeen numbered districts and Harrisville, which is unnumbered. Local roads are depicted but not labeled, and black squares presumably indicate the presence of buildings, which are labeled with their owner's name. Natural features include elevation, conveyed with hachure marks, and lakes, ponds and brooks. Scotland extends from Hampton to the north, Canterbury to the east, Sprague to the south, and Windham to the west. It is divided into five numbered districts plus two unnumbered sections. Local roads are depicted but not labeled, and black squares presumably indicate the presence of buildings, which are labeled with their owner's name. Natural features include the Shetucket River and Merricks Brook. Between the two maps is an inset of Scotland. Local roads are depicted but not labeled, and black squares presumably indicate the presence of buildings, which are labeled with their owner's name. Merricks Brook runs through the featured portion of the town. Next to the inset is a business directory of Scotland.
Cartographic Note: Scale, Woodstock: 2 inches equals 1 mile; Scotland: 1 inch equals 100 rods; Scotland (inset): 3/8 inches equals 10 rods
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "15" Top right, printed in black ink: "16" Right side, printed in black ink: "SCOTLAND" Bottom, printed in black ink: "WOODSTOCK"
Object Number: 2006.116.0
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