Map of the State of Connecticut

$175.00

Beautiful 19th century map of Connecticut mounted on linen.

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Description

This attractive engraved map of the state of Connecticut was published in New York by J.B. Beers & Co. in 1885. Vibrant hand color delineates the outlines of various counties, townships, and urban areas across the state. Transportation routes; including railroads, steamboat routes, and roads, are prominently depicted and often labeled.

Various typography, outlined in the legend, identifies the capitol, county seats, post offices, railroad stations, and villages. The location of oyster beds are also shown, as the industry experienced a dramatic increase in Connecticut in the late 19th century. The relatively spartan image is complimented with an accompanying street index and outline of the political districts statewide, the latter of which corresponds to the index map in the lower right.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1885

Author: J.B. Beers

Sheet Width (in): 47.20

Sheet Height (in): 33.75

Condition: B

Condition Description: Dissected into 9 pieces and mounted on linen. Original brown cloth covered boards are present, but separated. The map is in good condition, with slight tonight to the top panels and several stains visible in Long Island Sound. One stain also present in the index on the left side. Wear at fold intersections has resulted in some image loss, and the margins are worn and soiled in several places. Despite a few issues, the map presents well and features bright, original hand color.

$175.00

1 in stock