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Different states of the map
Romans 1777 map is known in five examples. Thompson identifies two states and surmises from the Covens & Mortier details the existence of an intermediate state between the two referenced below.
First State: John Carter Brown Library. Apparently a proof state. The Lakes, Rivers and Coastlines of Connecticut are represented in a more simple outline fashion, without contour line. However, it should be noted that the rivers are not noted with single lines, the widths of the rivers is unchanged in later states and only contour lines are added within. Westbury is erroneously shown south of Waterbury and Southbury is placed on the east side of the Naugatuck River.
Second State: No known examples, but almost certainly the source for the Covens & Mortier map.
Third State (this map): The Shepard River and the Pomperaug River are
completely reworked north of the Housatonic River. Westbury is now
north of Waterbury and Southbury is now on the east side of the
Naugatuck River. The towns of Goshen and Westchester have been added
(south of Lebanon). Stony Brook in Suffield County and Fresh Water
Brook in Enfield have been added, along with some ponds in East Haven
Reference: Phillips, List of Maps of America, p. 701. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, #1052. Wheat & Brun, Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800, #304. Nebenzahl, Battle Plans, #123.
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