“CONNECTICUT” Thomas Gamaliel Bradford. Boston: Weeks, Jordan and Co., c. 1838. Rare first edition – rare first issue – with outline color. (Image: 11 3/8 x 14’’)
Very fine & beautifully engraved map with original outline color. Engraved by G. W. Boynton (owner of an engraving company in Boston 1830’s - 40’s). From An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries by T. G. Bradford.
This exceptionally handsome map depicts Connecticut with the counties named and in outline color. Topographical features are shown with various land routes, water routes, mountains, cities and towns identified.
The State Prison in Weathersfield County is also noted. A very interesting and very scarce view of the region as it existed in the 1830’s.