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Sheet Number 3a. Region of 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
Surveyor:Topography by William F. Downer , American, 1850 - 1923
Printer:Lithographed by Julius Bien , 1826 - 1909
Photo lithography; black printer's ink on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 30 1/8 x 21in. (76.5 x 53.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 32 1/8 x 24in. (81.6 x 61cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: For this detailed series of maps of the New Haven region, the head of the United States Coast Survey, Richard M. Bache, employed recent graduates of the Sheffield Scientific School, including Horace Andrews and James P. Bogart. This segment of the map shows a portion of the town of Hamden, including Whitneyville, the site of Eli Whitney's gun factory, and Whitney Lake, its millpond, as well as the Quinnipiac River and its marshes. William Downer, who worked on this map, was a lifelong resident of Hamden.
Description: Sheet 3a 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 Montowese to the north, the Quinnipiac River and Boston and New York Air Line Railroad to the east, Prospect Hill to the south, and Lake Whitney to the west. The Mill River is also depicted, flowing south from Lake Whitney. 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 landmarks beyond the area detailed are provided: Yale College Spire, the Observator, the west spire of St. Paul's Church and Brewster's Cupola, 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 NEWHAVEN CONN, SHEET 3a"
Object Number: 2012.312.216.5
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