Matthew Carey’s map of Connecticut from 1820.

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This intricately detailed map of Connecticut was published in Philadelphia in 1820 by Benjamin Warner and Matthew Carey, for inclusion in A General Atlas: Being a Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters. It shows the Constitution State organized by counties, with its towns and cities connected by a robust network of roads. Navigational hazards along the coast are noted in several places, and topography is depicted pictorially.

A further pictorial element can be seen in the far southwest, at ‘3 Trees.’ This landmark was evidently used in the border discussions with adjacent New York, which took place during several negotiation points in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1820

Author: Matthew Carey

Sheet Width (in): 10.20

Sheet Height (in): 8.30

Condition: B+

Condition Description: A slight smudge in the upper right corner from the impression of the plate and several small tears along the lower edge, one of which enters the neatline in the bottom right corner (repaired on verso). Otherwise in good condition - a clear impression on a sheet that has been expertly cleaned.


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