Pictorial Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut
Stanley Jerome Hoxie: 1934
League of Women Voters Fairfield County Map
Fairfield County Map, detail of Greenwich Detail of cartouche
Stanley Jerome Hoxie (1895-1981) (after)
League of Women Voters Fairfield County Map
American: 1934
Hand-colored print
18.5 x 16.25 inches
$950

Pictorial map of Fairfield County, Connecticut, richly illustrated with captioned line drawings of landmark buildings, places and events related to colonial history. The emphasis is on the historical information; the cartography only shows town boundaries and a general indication of Long Island Sound at the southern county line. The map includes the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Eastfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Sherman, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Danbury, Bethel, Newtown, Monroe, Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Shelton, Stratford, Weston, Easton and Trumbull. Surrounding the map are several small illustrations of historical events. In the upper right corner is an Art Deco compass rose. The map is contained within a simple ruled border.

Stanley Jerome Hoxie was an artist and illustrator based in Mystic, Connecticut, and known for his New England landscapes and maritime scenes. He generally signed his work "S. Jerome Hoxie." Hoxie illustrated the books Stonington Cooks and Cookery (1949) and History of East Greenwich, Rhode Island 1677-1960 (1960). The Mystic Seaport Museum has at least 30 drawings by Hoxie in its collection, and the National Gallery of Art owns a precise rendering of a carved wooden figurehead in watercolor. The Jerome Hoxie Scenic Overlook, with a view of Mystic Cove along I-95 in Mystic, is named after him.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soft creases. Apparently hand colored, probably original.

References:

"Figurehead." National Gallery of Art. 2011. http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/iadwood/iadwood-21997-ins.html (19 July 2011).

"Scenic Overlook on I-95, Mystic CT." 10 November 2008. Waymarking.com. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM54V1_Scenic_Overlook_on_I_95_Mystic_CT (19 July 2011).