You are HERE: Maps at the RIHS
This blog is in honor of our (and very first successful) Netop Night at the Robinson Research Center! We hold … Continue reading You are HERE: Maps at the RIHS
Object Thursday: R.I. World View in 1822
What makes a world view? In 1822 a geography book for schools was printed in Providence by Miller & Hutchens … Continue reading Object Thursday: R.I. World View in 1822
Grog O' Clock (Martin Page, part I)
Faced with a diary or a memoir or a collection of someone’s correspondence, it’s a natural impulse to try to … Continue reading Grog O' Clock (Martin Page, part I)
The Land of Generica
Nathaniel Bowditch’s American Practical Navigator is the classic manual for sailors, offering practical (not surprisingly) advice for all manner of … Continue reading The Land of Generica
Here be Cannons, or, Where the Horses are "Boney and Strong"
War brings a new perspective to most things, including maps. The surveying for this map of the Narragansett Bay was … Continue reading Here be Cannons, or, Where the Horses are "Boney and Strong"