Newtown, Conn.

Creator:
Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., issuing body
Published/Created:
1884
Purpose:
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.
Physical Description:
1 map
64 cm
color
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
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.
Topics:
Fire risk assessment--Connecticut--Newtown--Maps
Real property--Connecticut--Newtown--Maps
Topics:
Newtown (Conn.)--Maps
Topics:
Library of Congress Stamp
Accession Number:
Newtown_FI_1884_001
Caption:
Sheet 1
Language:
English
Scale:
Scale 1:600. 50 ft. to an inch.
Coordinates:
a
600
Genre:
Cadastral maps--Connecticut--Newtown--1884
Fire insurance maps--Connecticut--Newtown--1884
Format:
Map
Content Type:
Maps, Atlases & Globes
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Digital:
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.)
Call Number:
766 N48 1884
Orbis Record:
11777082
Orbis Barcode:
39002102134914
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
OID:
11580128
PID:
digcoll:499332