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A Map of the Colony of Rhode Island: with adjacent parts of Connecticut, Massachusets Bay, &c.
1778
Printmaker:Engraved by Thomas Kitchin , British, 1719 - 1784
Publisher:Published by R. Baldwin , British, active 1749 - 1810
Engraving; black printer's ink on laid paper, inlaid in wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 x 9 1/2in. (17.8 x 24.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 7 1/2 x 9 7/8in. (19.1 x 25.1cm) Mount (height x width): 8 5/8 x 13 1/2in. (21.9 x 34.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of William C. Conklin
Gallery Copy: A substantial part of Connecticut is visible at the left of this British map of the "Colony" of Rhode Island. At this date (1778), Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts all considered themselves independent states, but, of course, the British did not agree. The spelling of the names of towns on this little map is particularly erratic. Branford is "Brentford," Haddam and East Haddam appear as "W. Hadham" and "E. Hadham," Lyme is "Lime," and Saybrook is "Seabrook." Killingly appears as "Kingsley" and Brooklyn appears as "Mortlake."
Description: Map of Rhode Island, with Massachusetts Bay (Massachusetts) to the north and east, part of Long Island and the Long Island Sound to the south, and part of Connecticut to the west. Population centers are marked with open circles, and what appear to be roads are shown as double parallel lines. Rivers and islands are depicted and labeled, and waterfalls are marked.
Cartographic Note: Scale: About 1/4 inch equals 5 miles
Inscription: Recto, top center, printed in black ink: "London Magazine 1778" Bottom center, printed in black ink: "A / MAP of the COLONY / of / RHODE ISLAND: / with the adjacent Parts of / CONNECTICUT, / MASSACHUSETTS BAY. &c. / By Thos. Kitchin Senr. / Hydrographer to his Majesty." Bottom center, printed in black ink: "Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, Pater Noster Row." Verso, top left, handwritten in pencil: "1 [circled]" Center, handwritten in pencil: "82335" Bottom left, handwritten in pencil: "Map Box / 143" Bottom right, handwritten in pencil: "82335"
Object Number: 1971.71.5
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