A plan of the town of Newport in the province of Rhode Island


A plan of the town of Newport in the province of Rhode Island

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Title:
A plan of the town of Newport in the province of Rhode Island
Description:
Unique among colonial settlements, Newport, R.I. embraced the notions of religious tolerance and social service, and became one of the five largest cities in British North America. An economy built upon shipbuilding, the maritime trades, and agriculture allowed the town to grow into an important harbor where raw materials entered and finished products were exported. This 1781 chart lists the numerous places of interest in the town, including wharves, public buildings, places of worship and streets. Newport merchants increasingly smuggled goods in and out of Narragansett Bay to evade paying taxes, and this lawlessness led to the stationing of the ship Gaspee II in the Bay, to monitor the flow of goods.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1781
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Rhode Island--Newport--Early works to 1800
Newport (R.I.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Rhode IslandNewport (county)Rhode Island (island)Newport
Publisher:
[London] : J. F. W. Des Barres
Edition:
5th state.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures and shading.
Includes indexes to wharfs, public buildings, and streets.
Plate number "*14" engraved in small oval in the upper right margin.
From the author's Atlantic Neptune.
Extent:
1 chart : hand col. ; 41 x 49 cm, on sheet 71 x 51 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:6,250]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004511
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1781
Barcode:
30000003818405
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