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New Haven, Connecticut
1877
Maker:Made by United States Coast Survey , American, founded 1807
Surveyor:Triangulation by Richard Meade Bache , American, 1830 - 1907
Surveyor:Triangulation by Horace Andrews , American, 1852 - 1945
Surveyor:Triangulation by Edward Goodfellow , American, about 1828 - 1899
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 lithograph; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 29 7/8 x 36in. (75.9 x 91.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 32 1/8 x 40 1/4in. (81.6 x 102.2cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: This segment of the 1870s United States Coast Survey map of New Haven shows the center city with its dense grid of streets lined with buildings, surrounded by marshes and abutting New Haven Harbor with its shallow sandy banks. For this detailed topographical survey, the head of the Coast Survey, Richard M. Bache, employed recent graduates of the Sheffield Scientific School, including Horace Andrews and James P. Bogart. These young men later went on to distinguished careers as surveyors and engineers.
Description: Sheet 6 of an 11-sheet map of New Haven, Connecticut, showing the town center and the immediate outlying areas. It extends from the Mill River to the north, the Quinnipiac River to the east, the harbor and Long Island Sound to the south, and the West River to the west. 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, shaded rectangular shapes. Additionally, some landmarks beyond the area detailed are provided: for example, the East Rock and buoys in the harbor, in the case of this map.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1:10,000
Inscription: Recto, bottom left, printed in black ink: "From a survey made for / The City of New Haven / by the / United States Coast Survey / SHEET No. 6 / NEW HAVEN / CONNECTICUT / Scale 1/10:000 / 1877 / Triangulation, in 1871, by Edward Goodfellow, Assistant U.S.C.S. and in 1873-4 by / R.M. Bache, Assistant U.S.C.S. and Horace Andrews, Aid. / Topography pantagraphed by James P. Bogart, Aid, from the work on 1/1200 executed by / R.M. Bache, Assistant U.S.C.S. for the Harbor Commission of New Haven, and in the / interior of the City, from that on 1/1200 executed by the City Engineer's Office. / JULIUS BIEN, PHOTO-LITH." Bottom center, printed in black ink: "ELEVATIONS / The curves of equal elevation are given for every 20 feet / difference of level. The intermediate forms are shown by dotted / curves. The heights of the hills are expressed in feet."
Object Number: 2012.312.216.10
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