Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16.5" x 20.25". Page measures 17.5" x 21.75". Great double page map of Rhode Island divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes and waterways. Includes information pertaining to history, climate and culture. Light scattered foxing to margins, and slight toning along centerfold. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1822.
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Philadelphia: 1814. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 13 5/8" x 9 3/8". Charming and early map of Rhode Island divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, waterways and geographical and topographical features. Includes the northern tip of Block Island. Published in Carey's "General Atlas". Light scattered staining. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) came from a family of publishers and book sellers based in Philadelphia.
New York: John Payne, 1800. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 11.5" x 7.25". Scarce map of Rhode Island printed in the year 1800. It shows county lines, towns, roads and topography and part of Block Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The lower right corner includes part of a large compass rose. John Low was a published from New York. Published in 'A New and Complete System of Universal Geography'.
London: Sayer & Bennett, 1774. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. Each sheet measures 20.5" x 38.75". Beautiful and rare map of New England, showing Long Island. Includes "A Plan of Boston Harbor" and a "Plan of the Town of Boston" as well as a table describing the map's sources. The highly decorative cartouche shows a romanticized scene of the Pilgrims arriving in Plymouth. A yellow wash highlights the newly formed townships in the.....
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1842. Map. Color wax engraving (cerograph). Image measures 12" x 14.75". Great map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island divided into counties and townships showing towns, major routes, waterways and railroads. A fine example of Sidney Edwards Morse's wax engraving technique, from "The Cerographic Atlas of the United States". Minor toning and scattered foxing to margins. A few scattered tears.
U.S. Coast Survey, 1877. Map. Lithograph with hand coloring. Image measures 22 x 10.75 inches. Frame measures 20 x 31.25 inches. In very good condition. Sea chart showing Newport, Narragansett, Point Judith, and Cuttyhunk. Over the course of the 19th century, the U.S. Coast Survey survey worked closely with the U.S. Navy to produce sea charts of the country's waters that could serve scientific as well as military functions.