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Auction 99, Lot 239

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

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Black & White

13 x 17 inches
33 x 43.2 cm

One of the earliest American-published maps of Rhode Island. The map was engraved by Benjamin Tanner for John Reid's rare American Atlas. 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 [A] #1216-8; Wheat & Brun #254.

Condition: A

Minor light stains and short repaired tear in margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650


Closed on 6/12/2002