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Auction 115, Lot 231

"Map of the Mouth of the Connecticut River and Saybrook Harbour…", Swift, William Henry

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1838 (dated)

Publication: ex HR doc 252, 25th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

29 x 34.5 inches
73.7 x 87.6 cm

Large map showing nice details of the waters in the vicinity of Saybrook. The coastal features are well defined and the street grid for Saybrook locates numerous buildings along its main street. The famous lighthouse is clearly shown on the western side of the mouth of the Connecticut River. At Griswold's or Eastern Point a single apple tree is drawn and labeled "Leaning Apple tree." Locates Saybrook Point, Lines (Lynde) Point, Great Island, Kelly's Island, numerous sounds, and more. This fine lithographic map is a reduced version of the survey map by J.W. Adams and was made under the direction of Capt. W.H. Swift. Drawn by Washington Hood and M.H. Stansbury. Hood and Stansbury were destined for future fame.


Condition: B

Good impression on thick, sound paper not often seen in government publications. Short tear at binding trim just into border, a little light scattered foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/21/2006