"The State of Rhode Island, from the Latest Surveys", Reid, John
Subject: Rhode Island
Period: 1796 (dated)
Publication: Winterbotham's America
Color: Hand Color
12.9 x 17 inches
32.8 x 43.2 cm
One of the earliest American-published maps of Rhode Island. The map was engraved by Benjamin Tanner for John Reid's rare American Atlas. The map depicts county boundaries, townships, topography, churches, mills, shipyards, roads and bridges. It also shows several swamps and a Quicksand Pond, which on this map is located entirely in Massachusetts, whereas earlier maps showed it in Rhode Island.
References: Phillips (A) #1216-8; Wheat & Brun #254.
Issued folding, now pressed, with light soiling, a hint of offsetting, and archival repairs to a few tiny fold separations.