Auction 140, Lot 154

"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, and locates New London, Groton, Stanford, Norwalk, New Haven, Seabrook, etc. The counties of Fairfield, New Haven and New London are noted in Connecticut. 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+

Issued folding, now pressed with a couple of minute pinholes only visible when held to light, and light soiling. There is a fold separation in top blank margin that has been closed on verso with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/23/2012