Auction 125, Lot 306

"A Map of Part of Rhode Island Shewing the Position of the American & British Armies at the Siege of Newport, & the subsequent Action on the 29th of August 1778", Phillips, Richard (Sir)

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1806 (dated)


Color: Black & White

10 x 16.8 inches
25.4 x 42.7 cm

A copper engraved Revolutionary War plan shows Providence and Newport with the British fleet offshore and the various military positions throughout the area. The map locates towns and villages, roads, the college, and much more. Distance scale below title indicates a scale of approximately 2 miles per inch. Elegant fleur-de-lys lies at right.


Condition: B+

Margins are close (1/4") and there is a little very light offsetting.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/24/2008