Insurance maps of New Haven, Connecticut. Volume 1.
Sanborn-Perris Map Co., issuing body
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1 atlas (2 volumes) 64 cm color
SMLMAPL 766 N46 1901: Sheets disbound. "Triplicate" stamp on some sheets. Library of Congress copyright stamp on title sheet. "Vol. 1... 98 sheets, (4396)"; "Volume 2... 105 sheets, (4670)." Sheets 5, 8, and 101-104 are duplicated as "skeleton" sheets. Accompanied by additional sheet 100R and new sheet 100B, dated Aug. 1917. 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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