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Auction 116, Lot 152

"A Map of the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties & Townships, from the best Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 6.5 inches
21.6 x 16.5 cm
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This is the first printed map to depict primarily these two colonies and shows towns and villages, roads and rivers throughout. The township designations are not found on any other maps. Kitchin probably used the Survey of Gardner and Kellock (1737) as the source for this map. It is finely engraved and drawn on a scale of approximately 16 miles to the inch. The map is embellished with a decorative title cartouche, distance scale and simple compass rose.

References: Jolly LOND-135; McCorkle #C758.1; Sellers & Van Ee #805; Thompson #14.

Condition: A

Very nice impression with original margins. Just a hint of centerfold toning, still very good.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/20/2006