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1827 Doolittle Pocket Map of Connecticut


Connecticut from the best Authorities.
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Title:    Connecticut from the best Authorities.

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Date:    1827 (undated)

References:    Thompson, E., Maps of Connecticut before the year 1800, #36.

Cartographer:    Amos Doolittle (May 8, 1754 - February 2, 1832) was an American engraver, silversmith, and map publisher active in Connecticut during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most likely because of the overlap in their careers and lifetimes, Doolittle is often referred to as the 'Revere of Connecticut'. Doolittle was a self-taught artist who specialized in copper engraved scenes from the American Revolutionary War. Having acquired a considerable reputation as an engraver, Doolittle was sought out by many early Americans eager to learn the art, including James Wilson and Ralph Earl. Cartographically Doolittle is recognized for engraving several important maps of New Haven and Connecticut. During the Revolutionary War he served under Benedict Arnold as a member of the Governor's Second Company of Guards. Following the war he settled in New Haven, Connecticut and is buried in that town's Grove Street Cemetery. Click here for a list of rare maps by Amos Doolittle.

Size:   Printed area measures 15 x 12 inches (38.1 x 30.48 centimeters)

Condition:    Good condition. Backed with archival tissue for stability.

Code:   Connecticut-doolittle-1827 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)


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