Map/Chart > New England & Maine
A plan of Rhode Island with the country and islands adjacent including a plan of the Town of Newport
A unique, historic and significant map of Rhode Island. Drawn and signed by Charles Blaskowitz in 1770, this map shows the town of Newport on the left as an inset, and Rhode Island and its environs on the right.
|Size Of Original:||w 50" x h 41"|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm|
In 1764 Blaskowitz was assigned by Samuel Holland to chart the coast of Rhode Island, no doubt to ascertain the suitability of the area of Newport as a harbor for ships of the British Navy.In the course of this work he also accepted a private commission by the local Rhode Island farmers in around 1770 to create a map for their purposes.It is a particularly charming feature of this map that the names of the principle farmers have been added by Blaskowitz, apparently in his own hand as if as a note to himself or perhaps as an afterthought. Note the inclusion of the Fourth Baptist Meeting House ('G' on the index) which was founded in 1770.