Auction 112, Lot 282

"Narragansett Bay from a Trigonometrical Survey under the Direction of Benjamin Pierce Superintendent…", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Black & White

30.4 x 23.5 inches
77.2 x 59.7 cm

Two large sheets provide an excellent examination of the Bay, with an abundance of detail. Street plats are shown for East Greenwich, Providence, Bristol, Fall River and Newport. At bottom is a profile view of the Bay's approach and Beavertail Light. Separate notes and tables provide details on 14 light houses, Light Vessel, Magnetic Variation, Soundings, and Buoys. Twenty-one different sea bottoms are identified. Two sheets unjoined, as issued.


Condition: B

Good impression on sound paper. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Toned along folds.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/28/2005