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Auction 105, Lot 215

"The State of Rhode Island, from the Latest Surveys", Reid, John

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: Winterbotham's America

Color: Black & White

13 x 17 inches
33 x 43.2 cm

One of the earliest American-published maps of Rhode Island. The map was engraved by Benjamin Tanner and published by John Reid. The map depicts county boundaries, townships, topography, churches, mills, shipyards, roads and bridges. It also shows several swamps and a Quicksand Pond, which on this map is located entirely in Massachusetts, whereas earlier maps showed it in Rhode Island.

References: Wheat & Brun #254.

Condition: A

Nice impression with good margins. Slight surface soil with a bit of minor foxing in blank margins. Tissue repairs on fold in blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/3/2003