PLAN of RHODE ISLAND, the HARBOUR, the Adjacent ISLANDS, and COAST


PLAN of RHODE ISLAND, the HARBOUR, the Adjacent ISLANDS, and COAST

Item Information

Title:
PLAN of RHODE ISLAND, the HARBOUR, the Adjacent ISLANDS, and COAST
Cartographer:
Fage, Edward
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Edwd. Fage Lieut. of Artillery 1778.
Date:
1778
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Harbors--Rhode Island--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Rhode Island--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
Rhode Island
Notes:
Relief is shown by shading.
A scale of statute miles is given at the bottom of the map as "Scale of two miles to an Inch".
Shows and names major roads.
Shows sailing vessels pictorially.
Includes a decorative compass rose orienting north to the top of the map.
Shows "Here the British Troops landed Dec 1776".
Titled "A drawn Plan of Rhode Island, the Harbour, the adjacent Islands, and Coast, by Lt. Edward Fage, 1778" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled 'A colored "plan of Rhode Island, the harbour, the adjacent islands, and coast;" drawn by Edward Fage, lieut. of artillery, 1778, on a scale of 2 miles to an inch: 1 f. 2 in. x 7 1/2 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 31 x 19 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:126,720
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987797
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