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Sheet Number 5a. 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:Surveyed 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): 21 x 30 1/8in. (53.3 x 76.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 x 32 1/4in. (61 x 81.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Much of West Haven appears low and marshy in this segment of the 1877 United States Coast Survey map of New Haven and its vicinity. Most of the scattered house appear to be associated with farms. The small village of Allingtown, located near what today would be the junction of Routes 1 and 122, was named for Captain John Alling, a seventeenth-century resident. For this survey, 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. Although their names do not appear on this particular sheet, they undoubtedly contributed to it, just as they did to other parts of this large and detailed topographical map.
Description: Sheet 5a 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 St. Bernard Cemetery to the north, the West River to where it flows into the New Haven Harbor to the east, West Haven to the south, and Allingtown to the west. The New Haven and Darby and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroads both cross the river. 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: the Round House, Watch House, White House and Peak on House, 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, top left, printed in black ink: "REGION OF NEW-HAVEN, CONN. __ SHEET 5a"
Object Number: 2012.312.216.9
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