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Auction 190, Lot 241

"The State of Rhode Island, from the Latest Surveys", Reid, John

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1796 (dated)


Color: Black & White

12.9 x 17 inches
32.8 x 43.2 cm
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One of the earliest American-published maps of Rhode Island. It was engraved by Benjamin Tanner for John Reid's rare American Atlas, which was also the atlas to accompany Winterbotham's An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America. 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 (Atlases) #1216-8; Wheat & Brun #254.

Condition: B+

There is minor foxing and some faint offsetting.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/16/2022