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Auction 191, Lot 263

"Historical Map of the State of Connecticut",

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1937 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

22 x 16.8 inches
55.9 x 42.7 cm
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This historical map of the state was designed by Leon des Rosiers and published by the Historical Map Bureau in West Willington, Connecticut. Numerous illustrations fill the map showing landmarks, notable individuals, natural features, and historical notes. Modern details important to the tourist augment the map including roads, railroads, airports and beaches. Surrounding the map image are illustrations of important sites across the state including The Charter Oak, Harkness Memorial (Yale), and Groton Monument. Further decorated by an elaborate 16-point compass rose with fleur-de-lis and banner-style title cartouche.

References: Rumsey #8949.

Condition: B+

A colorful example with light toning along the sheet edges and several short edge tears that have been repaired with archival tape on verso, including one that enters 1.5" into image at top.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023