The purpose of this dataset is to provide digital archiving of historic, fragile, and otherwise sensitive map documents so that they are not further degraded by continued use by public or private interests. It is also hoped that the digital product will stimulate interest in and use of this valuable resource.
1 map 64 cm color
SMLMAPL 766 N48 1884: "Triplicate" stamp and Library of Congress copyright stamp. Partial cadastral map. Contains information on population, prevailing winds, water facilities and fire department.
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.
Fire risk assessment--Connecticut--Newtown--Maps Real property--Connecticut--Newtown--Maps
Library of Congress Stamp
Scale 1:600. 50 ft. to an inch.
Cadastral maps--Connecticut--Newtown--1884 Fire insurance maps--Connecticut--Newtown--1884
Maps, Atlases & Globes
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Sanborn Connecticut fire insurance maps transportation (ISO 19115 Topic Categories.) location (ISO 19115 Topic Categories.) structure (ISO 19115 Topic Categories.) utilitiesCommunication (ISO 19115 Topic Categories.)