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Sheet Number 1. 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 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 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: This map is part of a series of detailed maps of the New Haven area made by the United States Coast Survey. Unlike most Coast Survey maps, which show the coast and harbors, this series includes maps extending well inland and displays an early use of contour intervals, here called "curves of equal elevation," to accurately depict relief. This map includes part of the towns of Bethany and Hamden.. For this series of maps, the head of the United States Coast Survey, Richard M. Bache, employed recent graduates of the Sheffield Scientific School, including James P. Bogart.
Description: Sheet 1 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. 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." Settlements are named and marked with circles. Additionally, some places beyond the area detailed are provided: Brethren, Giant's Head and Mt. Carmel, in the case of this map.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1:10,000
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "SHEET No. 1 / REGION OF / NEW HAVEN / CONNECTICUT / Scale 1/10,000 / 1877 / Triangulation, in 1871, by Edward Goodfellow, Assistant U.S.C.S.; / and in 1875 by R.M. Bache, Assistant U.S.C.S.; Horance 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 BIES PHOTO-LITH." Right, printed in black ink: "ELEVATIONS / The curves of equal elevations are given for every 20 feet / difference of level. The immediate forms are shown by dotted / cuves. The heights of the hills are expressed in feet."
Object Number: 2012.312.216.1
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