Auction 114, Lot 734

"Atlas of the City of New Haven Connecticut", Hopkins, Griffith Morgan and Co.

Subject: Atlases, Connecticut

Period: 1888 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 22 inches
44.5 x 55.9 cm

Scarce, large folio city atlas. Each map is highly detailed at a scale of 100 feet per inch, and show each structure, the names of many owners, the type construction of each building (brick or frame), fire hydrants, stables, green houses, fire and police alarm boxes and more. Many historical features, for example on Plate 22 the huge Winchester Repeating Arms Co. is detailed with numerous buildings spread over three blocks. Good detail of the railroad switching yard and engine house. Each map is numbered and the original red leather tabs are more or less present. Victorian style title "New Haven" on each map. The last few plates are full maps of New Haven with different themes: Sewerage System; Distribution of Mains of the New Haven Water Co. The final map is a copy of Kensett's historical map from 1748 "A Plan of New Haven With All the Buildings in 1748." In the map, Yale College consists of one building! The last four or five maps are loose from their backstrap. Hardbound in brown cloth and gilt titling. Complete atlas with 47 numbered plates and a double page Index and Ward Map. No contents page and we're not certain one was called for.

References: Phillips (A) 1490.

Condition: B

Cover rubbed, bumped, soiled and covers detached. Spine missing. Title page with tear at bottom. One map has rough edge from slipping binding, other very good, bright copies less a couple near end are good from a light stain. Sound paper.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/1/2006