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Auction 157, Lot 324

"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: Black & White

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.


Condition: B

Issued folding with uneven toning and staining. Narrow margins at top and left, as issued. There are some chips in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/4/2016