Auction 154, Lot 195

"Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Connecticut", Carey & Lea

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1822 (circa)

Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 9.7 inches
29.7 x 24.6 cm

This map was finely engraved by Young & Delleker. It shows the state with a population of only 275,000 as compared to today's number of nearly 3.6 million. Eight counties are named and there is a good network of wagon roads. Norwalk, Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Fort Trumbull and Mystic are marked with flags to indicate "places remarkable for battles, sieges, &c." The map is on a full folio sheet (22.1 x 17.8") and flanked with English text giving a brief description of the state’s boundaries, productions, rivers, climate, chief towns, commerce, education, and religion.

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Condition: B

Original color with moderate toning along the centerfold and a couple of extraneous creases in the text at right. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015

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