Auction 129, Lot 192

"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

This Revolutionary War period map has good detail of early settlements including roads, villages and ports; locates New London, Groton, Stanford, Norwalk, New Haven, Seabrook, etc. The counties in Connecticut are Fairfield, New Haven and New London. There is a copper mine near Simsbury, CT. Includes a portion of eastern Long Island from Hog Neck to Montuck Point, noting villages and roads. This is the last of a series of four maps issued in the Gentleman’s Magazine during 1776 to illustrate the growing unrest in the colonies.

References: Jolly: GENT-249; Sellers & van Ee #819; Thompson #25.

Condition: B+

Dark impression on thick hand laid paper. A little text offsetting at lower right.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/23/2009