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Property atlas of Newport, Rhode Island

An extraordinarily detailed depiction of this historic Rhode Island city. This wonderful atlas consists of a key map and 32 double-sheet plats, together depicting every architectural feature in Newport, on Conanicut Island, and in nearby towns. Each plat is 3 feet by 2 feet, is executed at a scale of 100 feet to the inch, and […]

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Newport, Rhode Island during the Revolution

The most detailed plan of Newport made during the the Revolutionary War. Description This plan depicts the town of Newport and its harbor in immense detail. Numerous quays jut into the harbour along the length of Thames Street, evidence that up until the Revolution this was one of colonial America’s leading ports. Every street is […]

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H.F. Walling’s Newport County, Rhode Island

An important, decorative and surprisingly rare map of Newport County by the preeminent New England mapmaker of the 19th century. Walling’s was for its time by far the largest and most detailed map of Newport County, Rhode Island. The scale allows for great detail, including topographical features and roads; the locations of quarries, mills, mines, […]

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A mammoth map of Rhode Island

A superb, monumental and decorative map of Rhode Island by the preeminent New England mapmaker of the 19th century. Offered here in a rare and unusual variant with added text panels. At one mile to the inch, Walling’s is by far the largest map of the state produced for its time. The scale allows for […]

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John Knight, [Charles Blaskowitz, and George Sproule et al], [Coast of New England from Nauset Harbor to Narragansett Bay]. London: J.F.W. Des Barres, 1776/Novr. 1st, 1781.

Chart of the waters from Narragansett Bay to Nauset Harbor, from The Atlantic Neptune

A fine and scarce Revolutionary War-era chart of the waters from Narragansett Bay to Cape Cod’s Nauset Harbor. From The Atlantic Neptune, the finest 18th-century atlas of North American waters. The chart covers Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, the Elizabeth Islands, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod as far “out” as Nauset Harbor. The region is depicted […]

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Charles Blaskowitz / William Faden (engraver), A Topographical CHART of the BAY of NARRAGANSET in the Province of NEW ENGLAND, with all the ISLES contained therein, among which RHODE ISLAND and CONNONICUT have been particularly SURVEYED. Shewing the true position & bearings of the Banks, Shoals, Rocks &c. as likewise the Soundings: TO which have been added the several Works & Batteries raised by the Americans. Taken by Order of the PRINCIPAL FARMERS on Rhode Island. London: William Faden, July 22, 1777.

The finest 18th-century chart of Narragansett Bay, with superlative provenance

The single most important 18th-century printed chart of Narragansett Bay. This example owned at an early date by Claude Joseph Sauthier, one of the greatest British military engineers and surveyors active in North America. Comte de Rochambeau Boasting substantial port towns and the superb harbor at Newport, Narragansett Bay played a prominent role in the […]

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