Auction 157, Lot 266

"A New Map of Connecticut from the Best Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: New and Complete American Encyclopedia

Color: Black & White

9.3 x 7.4 inches
23.6 x 18.8 cm

This early map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound is filled with detail on the early counties, towns, and roads. The courthouses and places of worship are denoted by small buildings and circles, respectively. Engraved by Alexander Anderson and published by J. Low. This originally appeared in Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography, but this state appeared in Low's New and Complete American Encyclopedia, published from 1805 to 1811.

References: Thompson #44; cf. Wheat & Brun #292.

Condition: A

A few faint, unobtrusive spots and a short tear at bottom right that has been closed with archival materials.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/4/2016