Auction 96, Lot 191

"Narragansett Bay from a Trigonometrical Survey under the Direction of Benjamin Pierce Superintendent…", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Black & White

30 x 45.5 inches
76.2 x 115.6 cm

Extremely scarce original navigation chart issued by the Coast Survey. It covers the bay and coastlines with incredible detail showing soundings, navigation hazards, shoals, buoys, lighthouses, etc. City plans of Newport, Wickford, East Greenwich, Bristol, Fall River, Warren and Providence are all included. Printed on very sturdy paper for use on board ship.


Condition: A

There are a couple of spots of foxing and some chipping in the wide margins, but overall extremely good condition for a working sailing chart.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2001