Auction 130, Lot 307

"Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Rhode Island", Carey & Lea

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.5 inches
52.1 x 41.9 cm

This map (8.5 x 11.3") was beautifully drawn by F. Lucas and finely engraved by J. Yeager. It shows the state with a population of only 83,000 as compared to today's number of over one million. Five counties are named and there is an adequate network of wagon roads. Newport, Little Rest and Providence are shown in a block layout. All of Block Island is shown to the south. Towns and settlements include Tower Hill, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Pocasset, and many more. Among details are a powder mill, the Great Swamp, Perry's Iron Works, as well as Turnpikes headed to Norwich, Rhode Island & Connecticut, and Pawcatuck. An attractive example on a full folio sheet, the surrounding text gives historical, physical and political information. A table lists all Governors current to William C. Gibbs, 1821.

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Condition: B+

The map has a little light foxing or soiling. Fine color and strong impression on a sheet with original margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009

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