Map/Chart > New England & Maine
A chart of the harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay
A stunning black and white chart containing precise notes and markings detailing movements and engagements of British and French Ships between 29th July and 9th August 1778.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||J.F.W. Des Barres & Samuel Holland|
|Size Of Original:||w 35" x h 48"|
|Paper Type||Smooth Cotton 310gms|
Although this chart was purportedly surveyed 'in pursuance of Directions from the Lords of Trade to His Majesty's Surveyor General for the Northern District of North America..' and published ' at the request of The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Howe by J.F.W Des Barres Esq: 20th July 1776', the original survey for this chart was undertaken and completed by Charles Blaskowitz under instruction from Samuel Holland. The chart is also very similar, topographically, to an earlier 1774 map, likely by the same team (see Heritage Chart A105).