Very detailed view of “HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT” from The History and Topography of the United States of America - “drawn on spot and engraved on steel expressly for this work”. Steel engraving with later hand-coloring. Image size: 4 1/8 x 6''.
Published in London by John Tallis & Co., c. 1850.
This view depicts the capital city situated on the west bank of the Connecticut River. The large building with the cupola is the State Capitol, erected 1792-96. “Hartford was permanently settled in 1635, by an English colony from Massachusetts. Its name was given in honor of one of the leading settlers, Mr. Stone, who was born in Hartford, England......” (New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States...1854).
Presented in an archival 11 x 14'' mat