Le Rouge, George


Antique Chart of Narragansett Bay with Newport Rhode Island

Port de Rhode Island et Narraganset Baye publié à la Requête du Vicomte Howe par le Chevalier des Barres, Londres 1776. Traduit de l'Anglais et augmenté d'après celui de Blaskowitz Publiée à Londres en 1777

DESCRIPTION: Scarce original antique sea chart of Narragansett ( Narraganset ) Bay, parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Geographic features include Mount Hope Bay, Bristol Bay, Providence River, and Taunton River. Named towns include Swansea and Dighton, Massachusetts; Bristol, Providence, Warren, Barrington, and East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Fall River, Mass. is not named, but in its place are shown two dwellings atop a hill by the side of the "Fals River ou Riviere des Sauts".

Published by George Le Rouge in Volume 1 of his rare sea-atlas "Pilote Americain Septentrional " (below) from Paris, France in 1778. Large inset plan of Newport, Rhode Island at top center with street and structures shown in great detail and with many key landmarks about Newport described by a legend.

This scarce chart is derived from J.F.W. des Barres’ 1776 chart which was based on surveys made by Charles Blaskowitz on behalf of the British Board of Trade in the early 1770s. Le Rouge's sea-atlas was intended for use by British Navy navigators at sea and few copies have survived that harsh environment. Title page: Pilote Americain Septentrional.

CREATOR: Le Rouge, George



BODY OF WATER: Narragansett Bay

CONDITION: Very good.  Clean and bright with no condition issues. A strong impression . Small printers wrinkle at bottom near centerfold.

COLORING: Attractive, careful hand coloring.


SIZE: 27 " x 19 "


PRICE: $3500


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