Auction 151, Lot 286

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

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1822 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.4 x 11.4 inches
21.3 x 29 cm

This map 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, Bristol, Warren, 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, and Pocasset. Among details are a powder mill, the Great Swamp, Perry's Iron Works, as well as turnpikes headed to Norwich, Connecticut, and Pawcatuck. On a full folio sheet (20.6 x 16.7"), 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+

A fine impression with minor toning along the centerfold, faint soiling, and a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/19/2014

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