Boston: Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel, 1835. Map. Engraving with original hand outline coloring. Image measures 7.75" x 10". Classic Bradford map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, showing counties, major towns and routes and waterways. Light scattered foxing to margins. T.G. Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston based publisher. He worked as assistant editor of the American Encyclopedia before entering the field of map making.
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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.
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.
Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 10.75 x 17.5". This scarce 1807 Revolutionary War - era map of the eastern parts of Rhode Island and illustrates the Battle of Rhode Island or the Battle of Quaker Hill and the Siege of Newport that took place on August 29, 1778. Land and sea position and movements of the French, British and American forces are noted. The battle was the first attempt at cooperation between the French and.....
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 very 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.....
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.
New York: 1796. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 16 7/8" x 12 7/8". 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.".....
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.