"Geographical, Historical, and Statistical Map of Connecticut", Carey & Lea
Period: 1822 (circa)
Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 9.6 inches
29 x 24.4 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 (21.6 x 17.6") and flanked with English text giving a brief description of the state’s boundaries, productions, rivers, climate, chief towns, commerce, education, and religion.
On a bright sheet with a couple of edge tears confined to the blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival materials.