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Publisher: DES BARRES, J.F.W.
Title: A plan of the Town of Newport in the province of Rhode Island.
Published in: London, 1776
   
Size: 28.5 x 20.5 inches.
72.3 x 52.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Paper slightly age-toned and slightly spotted. Center fold as issued. Dark impression on thick laid paper, bearing "LVG" watermark.
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A plan of the Town of Newport in the province of Rhode Island, taken from the "Atlantic Neptune", and marked in lower left corner "Published according to Act of Parliament April 24th, 1776 by J.F.W. Des Barres Esq".
Underneath the title and a lettered key (A-U) to the wharfs and public buildings and (1-52) to the streets. A fortified Goat Island insulates the inner reaches of the harbour.
The Atlantic Neptune is universally recognised as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made.
Examples were frequently carried on board the British war ships operating in American waters during the Revolution.

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This rare map depicts the town and harbour of Newport, Rhode Island during the height of its importance in American history, revealing how it appeared in the early days of the American Revolution.
Newport was, until the war, one of the busiest harbours in the Thirteen Colonies, critically occupying a vertex of the 'Triangle Trade' that connected America, the West Indies and Africa.
It had a population in excess of 9,000, making it was one of the more significant urban centers in America. Importantly, the plan also served as the definitive map of record of the town during the American Revolution.




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