Auction 156, Lot 302

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

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Marshall's Life of Washington

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.1 x 16.9 inches
25.7 x 42.9 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 (Brown). 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+

A crisp impression with a "C 1806" watermark and very light soiling. Issued folding, now flattened with a few tiny tears at right that have been archivally repaired. Remargined at top, left and bottom to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/17/2016

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