This delicately colored plan of Rhode Island’s most important colonial port is from the rare Atlantic Neptune, compiled by J.F.W. des Barres for use by the English navy during the Revolutionary War. It is a splendid example of his cartographic skill, which combined beauty, accuracy, and clarity with a distinctive style of engraving. A detailed legend gives the location of all places and buildings of importance.
The facsimile is reduced one-fourth for convenience in handling or framing. The museum quality edition of this plan is printed on a heavy, cover stock paper to highlight this print’s colors.
Size: 21 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches – Color, Cover-stock Paper