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Romans, Bernard

Connecticut and parts adjacent

Publication information:
Amsterdam:  Cóvens and Mortier, 1780.

Klockhoff, H.

Copperplate engraving, hand colored, 53 x59 cm.

Connecticut--Maps--Early works to 1800
Long Island (N.Y.)--Maps--Early works to 1800

1.  Scale ca. 1:375,000
2.  Republication of map by Romans previously published in Hartford, 1777.
3.  "At Amsterdam by Cóvens and Mortier and Cóvens Junior."
4.  "H. Klockhoff, sculp."









Bernard Romans

Connecticut and Parts Adjacent, 1780

Bernard Romans was a British surveyor who eventually took the American side in the Revolution. Prior to the Revolution, he was active in surveying the Florida area, and also produced an unusual manuscript map of "The Colony of New York and its Surroundings." Later he planned fortifications on the Hudson River, and made maps of the region around the Hudson Highlands.

Romans' map of Connecticut and parts of New York was originally published in Hartford in 1777. The Dutch edition, published in 1780, contains a small number of revisions. Romans’ map resembles those of Holland, Montresor, and Jefferys, but its depiction of Long Island contains some improvements, which probably reflect his own knowledge of the area.


Lincoln Diamant, Bernard Romans , 132-35

Schwartz and Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, 178-90

John R. Sellers and Patricia Molen Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America , no. 1023.

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