Insurance maps of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Volume 1.
Sanborn Map Company, issuing body
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1 atlas (2 volumes) 64 cm color
SMLMAPL 766 B76 1913: Imperfect: some sheets chipped at edges, with no loss of text. Sheets disbound. "Triplicate" stamp and copyright stamp of the Library of Congress copyright stamp on title sheet. Volume 1: 3 unnumbered leaves, 101 leaves, that is, 108 leaves; volume 2: 3 unnumbered leaves, 94 leaves. Includes "Map of congested district of Bridgeport, Conn." (200 ft. to an inch). "Volume one ... (6271)"; "Volume Two ... (6476)." Sheets in volume two numbered 151-244; sheets 23-24 and 29-34 are duplicated as "skeleton" sheets. Accompanied by: new sheets 92, 93 (dated Dec. 1923), 102, 155, 156, 243 (May 1922), and 225 (Apr. 1918); additional sheets 102 (Feb. 1918), 103 (June 1920), 104 (Dec. 1923), and 245 (Apr. 1918). Partial cadastral map. Contains information on population, prevailing winds, water facilities and fire department. Includes index of streets and specials.
Sanborn fire insurance maps are a rich source of historic data on the urban built environment of North America during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The atlases were created for the purpose of underwriting fire insurance policies, which depended upon accurate and frequently-updated information about construction materials, municipal and transportation infrastructure, industrial and commercial landuse and more. The Yale University Library Map Department scanned its holdings of Sanborn fire insurance maps (consisting primarily of Connecticut towns) in order to make the maps more accessible.
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