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Auction 128, Lot 221

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

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9 x 6.8 inches
22.9 x 17.3 cm
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This is an interesting Revolutionary War-period map based on Thomas Kitchin's 1758 map but not showing the townships. It has good detail throughout, showing roads, villages and ports. 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. It labels Fairfield, New Haven and New London counties in Connecticut. There is good detail of the early settlements and roads, plus a copper mine near Simsbury, CT. Scale of British miles and simple compass rose. Published in the November 1776 edition of Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly GENT-249; Sellers & Van Ee #819.

Condition: B+

Dark, early impression on thick paper with full margins. One small area of stain or foxing.

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $125

Closed on 5/20/2009