Skip navigation
Sheet Number 4. 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: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 1/4 x 21in. (76.8 x 53.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 32 1/4 x 24in. (81.9 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 Horace Andrews and James P. Bogart. Unlike most Coast Survey projects which produced charts for use in navigation, this series of maps provides extensive information about topography and land use. This map shows a portion of Fair Haven, a village in New Haven located between the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers.
Description: Sheet 4 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 shows Fair Haven East, with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad line running through the town. 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: for example, Long Wharf Light, Bigelow's Chimney, and St. Paul's west spire, in the case of this map.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1:10,000
Inscription: Recto, left, printed in black ink: "SHEET No. 4 / REGION OF / NEW HAVEN / CONNECTICUT / Scale 1/10,000 / 1877 / Triangulation in 1871, by Edward Goodfellow, Assistant U.S.C.S.; / and in 1875-6, by R.M. Bache, Assistant U.S.C.S.; Horace Andrews, / Aid. / Topography by R.M. Bache, Assistant U.S.C.S.; Wm. F. Downer, / Aid, 1875-6, and James P. Bogart, Aid, 1877. / From a survey made for / The City of New Haven / by the / United States Coast Survey. / JULIUS BIEN, PHOTO-LITH." Left, printed in black ink: "ELEVATION / 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: 2012.312.216.6
Not Currently on View
Send to a Friend