Auction 127, Lot 190

"A Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island with Long Island Sound, &c.", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Connecticut and Rhode Island

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9 x 6.8 inches
22.9 x 17.3 cm

This is an interesting Revolutionary War-period map based on Thomas Kitchin's 1758 map, but without the townships delineated. Good detail throughout, it illustrates early settlements and roads, ports, plus a copper mine near Simsbury, CT. It shows the counties of Fairfield, New Haven and New London in Connecticut. A scale of British miles and simple compass rose orient the map. This is the last of a series of four maps that were issued in the Gentleman's Magazine during 1776 to illustrate the growing unrest in the colonies; this is from the November 1776 edition.

References: Jolly GENT-249; Sellers & Van Ee #819; McCorkle #C776-1 & R776-1; Thompson #25.

Condition: B+

Nice example except for some text offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009