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Auction 107, Lot 170

"Connecticut, From Actual Survey, Made in 1811; By, and under the Direction of, Moses Warren and George Gillet; And by them Compiled. Published under the Authority of the General", Warren & Gillet

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1812 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

42.5 x 35.5 inches
108 x 90.2 cm
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An extremely rare wall map that was published under the Authority of the General Assembly of Connecticut from the important surveys of Gillet and Warren. Engraved by Abner Reed of East Windsor. Dedication reads, "To His Excellency Roger Griswold, Esq., and to the Honourable Legislature of the State of Connecticut, This Map is Respectfully Inscribed By the Publishers. Hartford, February 1812." Copyright notice beneath title cartouche reads: "Entered according to Act of Congress, the 29th day of May, 1813 - By Hudson & Goodwin, of the State of Connecticut." Printed on two sheets and mounted on original linen with original rollers still fully attached. Extensive legend gives 37 features including churches, courthouses, distilleries, makers of woolens, guns & pistols, clock, glass and much more. A table lists the Governors since 1655. We find only three examples of this map: Harvard College Library, New York Historical Society and the Library of Congress. This version contains the notation "Humphrysville, the first extensive, successful Woolen Manufactory in the Country," which is missing from the Harvard and NYHS's examples. Not to be confused with the smaller (approx. 18" x 21") map that was issued as late as 1847. A rare and most desirable issue.

References: Thompson #52; Phillips (M) p. 247.

Condition: C

Surface spotting and faded color. Two areas of paper lifting with loss (1" x 1.5") in lower dedication area. Map is in need of professional care to stabilize paper on linen.

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

Sold for: $6,000

Closed on 6/9/2004