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Sheet Number 1a. Region of New Haven, Connecticut
1877
Maker:Made by United States Coast Survey , American, founded 1807
Surveyor:Triangulated by Richard Meade Bache , American, 1830 - 1907
Surveyor:Topography by Richard Meade Bache , American, 1830 - 1907
Surveyor:Topography by James P. Bogart , 1852 - 1903
Printer:Lithographed by Julius Bien , 1826 - 1909
Photo lithography; black printer's ink on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 30 x 21 1/8in. (76.2 x 53.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 32 1/8 x 24in. (81.6 x 61cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: For this series of detailed maps of the New Haven area, the head of the United States Coast Survey, Richard M. Bache, employed recent graduates of the Sheffield Scientific School, including James P. Bogart. This portion of the map shows the Qunnipiac River and surrounding marshes in the vicinity of North Haven. The map displays an early use of contour intervals to suggest elevation and an early use of pattern to indicate land use. Although most Coast Survey maps focus on harbors, the area depicted in thus map lies well inland.
Description: Sheet 1a of an 11-sheet map of the New Haven, Connecticut, area, primarily conveying the topography, geographical coordinates and different types of land in the area. It extends from North Haven to the north, the Quinnipiac River to the east, Augerville to the south, and the New Haven and Northampton Railroad line to the west. Land divisions are indicated with dotted lines, and what are presumably roads are indicated with solid parallel lines. Contour lines indicate elevation with the height of the hill provided in feet. Buildings appear to be shown with small rectangular shapes, either shaded or marked with an "x." Additionally, some places beyond the area detailed are provided: Long Hill, Howard, and Howard 2, in the case of this map.
Cartographic Note: No scale printed on the map, but it is probably 1:10,000, based on the other maps in the series
Inscription: Recto, bottom left, printed in black ink: "REGION OF NEW-HAVEN, CONN. ___ SHEET 1a"
Object Number: 2012.312.216.2
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