Auction 129, Lot 328

"The Siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's House, on the 25th of August, 1778", Anon.

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 5 inches
21.6 x 12.7 cm

Contemporary engraved view of attacking forces during the Revolutionary War. The British occupied Newport in December 1776, and a long siege ensued lasting until October 1779 when the British evacuated Newport. This fine view shows numerous soldiers, encampments, and fires in the background. Published in the Feb. 1779 issue.


Condition: A+

Exceptional example with wide margins. Library embossing in upper margin, supplied with letter of deaccession.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009