1855 Woodford Wall Map of Hartford County, Connecticut

HartfordCounty2-smith-1855
$950.00
Smith's Map of Hartford County Connecticut.
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1855 Woodford Wall Map of Hartford County, Connecticut

HartfordCounty2-smith-1855

The best early wall map of Hartford County, Connecticut. Countless individual landowners and homes identified.
$950.00

Title


Smith's Map of Hartford County Connecticut.
  1855 (dated)    69.6 x 47 in (176.784 x 119.38 cm)     1 : 63360

Description


This is a rare and spectacular 1855 wall map of Hartford County, Connecticut by Edgar M. Woodford. Cenered on the city of Hartford and the Connecticut River, this map covers the entire county and is color coded by township. Countless individual property holders and homes are identified throughout. The map features a wide decorative border with images of the State House in Hartford, State Normal School in New Britain, Connecticut Literary Institution in Suffield, the home of Col. A. G. Hazard in Enfield, the elegant Residence of Wm. H. Jones with View of Silk Factory, the Charter Oak, wildlife, and an Indian Warrior. Twenty insets surrounding the map are large and detailed town plans of Hartford, Farmington, Rockyhill, New Britain, Wethersfield, Glastonbury (Glastenbury), South Glastonbury (Glastenbury), Windsor Locks, Thompsonville, Broad Brook, Warehouse Point, Plainville, Cheneyville, Southington, Unionville, Collinsville, Hazardville, Plantsville, and Berlin.

This map was drawn based upon surveys completed by Edgar M. Woodford, an important Connecticut surveyor. It was engraved and printed by Wagner and McGuigan, and published by H. and C.T. Smith, both Philadelphia firms.

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Condition


Good. Unrestored wall map. Minimal toning. Varnished over by publisher. Original linen backing stable except upper right and left corners, where minor splits detach from the top roller. Original rollers. Minor chipping, upper border.

References


OCLC 793203850. Stephenson, Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century County Maps in the Library of Congresss, #60. Thompson, E., Maps of Connecticut for the Years of the Industrial Revolution, #164. Library of Congress, Map Division, G3783.H3G46 1855 .W6 TIL. Ristow, W., American Maps and Mapmakers:  Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, p. 388.