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DOOLITTLE, AMOS. Plan of New Haven. Large engraved map of New Haven, CT on four sheets joined. 29¾x37½ inches overall, wide margins; no major faults. – New Haven, May 28th, 1824

A fine example of Amos Doolittle's scarce early nineteenth-century survey of New Haven, here in its third state showing an expanded Yale College. The prolific Doolittle laid his skills on display in this design: Complementing the decidedly readable layout of the map, he has taken a very different and amusing approach to depict each building of the town in exacting engraved profile. "The buildings in this plan are marked differently from what is customary. Instead of giving the ground-plot, it was thought it would be more pleasing to have the elevation of the front. In doing this care has been taken, not only to exhibit the proportions of each building, but likewise the exact number of its doors & windows". Overall, it is an enormously effective composition.
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DOOLITTLE, AMOS. Plan of New Haven.

Estimate $5,000 - $7,500Jul 09, 2020
Starting Price $3,600
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