Historical pictorial map of Newport, Rhode Island “showing some of the principal estates and places of historic interest” as the map subtitle announces. It is filled with illustrations of buildings, contemporary and historic ships (e.g. a Norse ship and Verrazano’s ship from 1524), naval vessels, landmarks, and people. Some individual homes are labeled with their owners’ names including Mrs. Auchincloss and Vincent Astor; public and historic buildings are also identified. The oceans are dotted with ships and airplanes. The map shows place names, streets, railroads, and parks, along with historical notes. It is decorated with a border of U.S. Navy sailors in various poses, interspersed with women in red dresses. The city seal of Newport appears top center and two illustrations in the lower corners show a whaler and a pirate ship. Two sailors — one in a contemporary naval uniform and one dressed in 19th-century garb — stand on either side of the map title at the bottom of the map. There is a decorative compass rose upper left with a mileage scale above it. The colorful map and illustrations are rendered in black outline filled in with areas of flat color.
A series of banners to the right list a few notable historical facts: that Newport was the home of Oliver Hazard Perry, the artist Gilbert Stuart painted his first pictures there, and Esek Hopkins, the first admiral in the Navy, lived there from 1741 to 1755.
Full Title: This is a souvenir map of Newport Rhode Island: Showing some of the principal estates and places of historic interest. By Marjorie Barter.
David A. Rumsey. “This Is a Souvenir Map of Rhode Island.” https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~287002~90059308:This-is-a-souvenir-map-of-Newport-R (14 February 2020).