"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: Hand Color
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm
This is the first printed map to depict primarily these two colonies. It details the 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. This finely engraved copper plate map is drawn on a scale of approximately 16 miles to the inch. It is embellished with a decorative title cartouche, distance scale and simple compass rose.
References: Jolly LOND-135 and Thompson #14.
Good impression on thick hand laid paper, but toned and with an area of heavier toning at center. This is a sound map on stable paper that would benefit from cleaning.