Auction 145, Lot 291

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

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1806 (circa)

Publication: Marshall's Life of Washington

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 and the college. Distance scale below title indicates a scale of approximately 2 miles per inch. Elegant fleur-de-lis lies at right.

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Condition: B+

There are a few minor spots and an extraneous crease in the top left corner of the map image.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/12/2013

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