Auction 140, Lot 223

"Connecticut", Pease, R. H.

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1833 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
14.3 x 10.8 inches
36.3 x 27.4 cm

This rare wood-engraved map of Connecticut is surrounded by a decorative border of the 24 state seals that were in existence at the time. Arkansas was next in line to achieve statehood in 1836 and the map reports population data as of the 1830 census, putting the date of this map somewhere in between. The map displays basic detail of towns, cities and counties as well as rivers, lakes and mountains. This unusual map was bound into an annual run of the "Philadelphia Mirror" from July 1836 to July 1837 (56 issues).

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Condition: B

There are a few small spots in the border, some minor extraneous creasing, and a few archivally repaired tears in the blank margins that just enter map border.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012

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