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

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Cartographer

Fage, Edward

Former owner

George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820

Donor

George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830

Date

1778

Name on Item

Edwd. Fage Lieut. of Artillery 1778.

Scale

Scale approximately 1:126,720

Language

English

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
  • North and Central America
  • Rhode Island
  • United States
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 31 x 19 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
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.

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