"The Siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's House, on the 25th of August, 1778", Anon.
Period: 1778 (dated)
Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 6 inches
21.6 x 15.2 cm
Contemporary engraved view of attacking forces during Revolutionary War. The British occupied Newport in December 1776, and a long siege ensued that lasted until October 1779 when the British evacuated Newport. A fine view with numerous soldiers, encampments, and fires in the background. Published in the Feb. 1779 issue.
Folding, as issued. A few soft creases. Modern coloring.