(1742 - 1822)
Abel Buell was active/lived in Connecticut. Abel Buell is known for engraver of town views, mapmaker, goldsmith, silversmith, jewelry design.
Biography Abel Buell
Abel Buell (1742-1822), born in Killingworth, Connecticut, was a goldsmith, silversmith, jewelry designer, engraver, surveyor, type manufacturer, mint master, textile miller, and counterfeiter in the American colonies. In 1784, Buell published A New and correct Map of the United States of North America Layd down from the latest Observations and best Authorities agreeable to the Peace of 1783; it was the first map of the new United States created by an American.
As a child, Abel Buell apprenticed with a goldsmith. By age 19, he was financially secure and married his girlfriend. In 1755, Buell was apprenticed in Madison, Connecticut to master silversmith and his future father-in-law, Ebenezer Chittenden. Chittenden has the disti
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