Connecticut

CONNECTICUT OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:

Information from the Connecticut DOT indicates that maps prior to 1932 were intended for internal use only, and not distributed to the public.

Maps from 1950 to 1977-78 were issued jointly by various combinations of state departments and commissions, with each participant listed on the front cover. Many variants exist within a given year, with the specific department’s or commission’s return address listed on the back. From 1979 to the present, the full listing does not appear on the front cover, but the specific agency’s return address is listed on the back. A list of known agencies appears below along with the observed years. Some varieties also exist with earlier maps, such as a 1941 map with “State Highway Department” only on the cover, vs. “Distributed by State Development Commission.”

Agency names appearing on the front cover and known years:

Highway Department: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969.
Department of Transportation: 1970, 1971, 1972-3, 1974, 1975-6, 1977-8.
State Board of Fisheries and Game: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971.
Development Commission: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972-3.
State Park and Forest Commission: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971.
Department of Environmental Protection: 1972-3, 1974, 1975-6, 1977-8.
Department of Motor Vehicles: 1972-3, 1974, 1975-6, 1977-8.
Department of Commerce: 1974, 1975-6, 1977-8.
Historical Commission: 1975-6, 1977-8.

Agency names appearing on back cover (generally in return address) and known years:

Highway Department: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970.
Department of Transportation: 1970, 1971, 1972-3, 1974, 1975-6, 1977-8, 1979-80, 1983-4, 1989-90.
Bureau of Aeronautics: 1970.
Development Commission: 1964, 1966, 1971.
State Park and Forest Commission: 1960, 1971.
Department of Environmental Protection: 1972-3.
Department of Commerce: 1974, 1975-6, 1977-8.
Department of Economic Development: 1979-80, 1981-2, 1983-4, 1985-6, 1987-8, 1989-90, 1991-2, 1993-4, 1995
Tourism Division/Office of Tourism: 1996-7, 1998-9.

Sponsor(s): none
Last updated: 5/25/11 (cas)

Connecticut Maps:

[1917]; not dtd; no cvr (one sided); unfolded 35.75 x 26.5
1918; dtd cprt; no cvr (one sided); unfolded 37 x 28
1925; dtd lgnd; no cvr (one sided); 7 x 9.25
1930; dtd lgnd; no cvr (one sided); unfolded 28 x 22.5
1931; reported by PC
1932 A; dtd lgnd; bw txt cvr with st seal; 5 x 11.25
1932 B; dtd lgnd (Jan 1); no cvr (one sided); unfolded 28 x 22.5
1934; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 4.25 x 11
1935; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal (one sided); 4 x 10.25
1937; dtd lrhc of map (“revised to 6-1-37 W.dfW.”) (cvr, lgnd dtd 1935); bw txt cvr with st seal; 4 x 10.5
1938; dtd cvr; bw txt and seal of hwy commissioner; 4 x 10.25
1940; dtd cvr (1938, “Revised to July 1, 1940″); bw txt cvr; 4 x 10.5
1941; dtd cvr; bw photo of Merritt Parkway bridge over stream; 4 x 6.75
1942; dtd cvr; bw photo of divided hwy through trees; 4 x 6.75
1943; dtd cvr; bw dwg of trees and picnic area; 4 x 6.75
1944; dtd cvr; bw dwg of map of CT under magnifying glass; 4 x 6.75
1945; dtd cvr; bw photo of bridge; 4 x 6.75
1946; dtd cvr; bw drawing of a car on divided hwy; one sided; 4 x 6.75
1947; dtd cvr; bw photo of hwy & overpass by river; 4 x 6.75
1948; dtd cvr; bw photo of riverside scene with trees; 4 x 6.75
1949; dtd cvr; bw dwg of car emerging from dual lane tunnel; 4 x 7.75
1950; dtd cvr; photo of woman on rock admiring view; 4 x 7.75
1951; dtd map title; bw photo of white church; 4 x 7.75
1952; dtd map title; bw photo of small sailboat & other boats; 4 x 7.75
1953; dtd map title; bw photo of marching Coast Guard cadets; 4 x 7.75
1954; dtd map title; bw photo “Harkness Memorial State Park”; 4 x 7.75
1955; dtd map title; bw photo “Farmington, Connecticut”; 4 x 7.75
1956; dtd map title; bw photo of boats on lake “Opening Day”; 4 x 7.75
1957; dtd map title; bw photo “Harkness Tower – Yale University”; 4 x 7.75
1958; dtd map title; bw aerial photo “The Connecticut Turnpike”; 4 x 7.75
1959; dtd map title; bw photo of sailboat at dock “Connecticut Shore”; 4 x 7.75
1960; dtd map title; bw photo “Historic Lynde Point Light, in Old Saybrook”; 4 x 7.75
1961; dtd map title; clr photo of waterfalls; 4 x 7.75
1962; dtd map title; clr photo of cars on divided hwy; 4 x 7.75
1963-64; dtd map title; photo of two people in convertible; 4 x 7..75
1964; dtd map title; clr photo of 2 state police in hwy median; 4 x 7.75
1965; dtd cvr; clr photo of church; 4 x 7.75
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo bldg with few windows; 4 x 7.75
1967; dtd cvr; clr photo “Constitution Plaza, Hartford”; 4 x 7.75
1968; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mystic Seaport”; 4 x 9
1969; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo “Waterbury-Interstate 84 and Conn. 8 Interchange”; 4 x 9
1970; dtd cvr; clr photo of women & kids at lake beach; 4 x 9
1971; dtd cvr; clr photo of couple on cliff overlooking valley; 4 x 9
1972-73; dtd lgnd; 3 clr photos (divided hwy, train, plane; 4 x 9
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo “Covered Bridge, Route 128, West Cornwall”; 4 x 9
1975-76; dtd cvr; clr photo of Nathan Hale statue with quote; 4 x 9
1977-78; dtd cvr; 6 clr photos (sailboat, old barn, etc.); 4 x 9
1979-80; dtd cvr; clr photo “State Capitol” over negative of “Old State House”; 4 x 9
1981-82; dtd cvr; clr photo “Battle of Groton Heights…”; 4 x 9
1983-84; dtd cvr; clr photo of dirt road with fallen leaves; 4 x 9
1985-86; dtd cvr; clr photo “America’s Oldest ferryboat service…”; 4 x 9
1987-88; dtd cvr; clr photo “Connecticut’s…Bradley International Airport; 4 x 9
1989-90; dtd cvr; clr photo “Rocky Neck State Park…”; 4 x 9
1991-92; dtd cvr; clr painting “State Tree – The Charter Oak 1857″; 4 x 9
1993-94; dtd cvr; clr photo of hot air balloons; 4 x 9
1994-95; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1993-94
1995; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1993-94
1996-97; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Scenic Road” sign with 3 sm clr photo insets; 4 x 9
1997; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1996-97
1998-99; dtd cvr; 4 clr photos (girl, biker, couple, old ship); 4 x 9
2000-01; dtd cvr; clr photo of 2 girls running with kite on beach; 4 x 9.5
2002-03; dtd cvr; clr photo of kids and whale at “Mystic Aquarium”; 4 x 9.5
2004-05; dtd cvr; clr photo of kids tubing at water park; 4 x 9.5
2005-06; dtd cvr; same photo as 2004-05 but different wording at bottom; 4 x 9.25
2007-09; dtd cvr; clr photo of family with a dog in an orchard; 4 x 9.5

Connecticut Miscellaneous Issues:

1935; dtd cprt; “Visitourist Map” with clr dwg of state capitol from Development Commission; 3.75 x 8.5
1949; dtd cvr; “Recreation Map” with green tinted photo of river valley; 4 x 7.75