New York: 1796. Benjamin Tanner. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 16 7/8" x 12 7/8" very good(+).
Stunning early double page map of Rhode Island divided into counties and townships. Shows towns, waterways, major routes and geographic features. Includes parts of Block Island and Fisher's Island. John Reid was a publisher based in New York City. "The American Atlas" in which this map was published, was an accompaniment to William Winterbotham's "An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States." Reid's seminal work was the second atlas engraved and published in the United States. This map is one of the few of Rhode Island made before 1800. Minor staining to margins, slight crease to right centerfold. Hard to find.