A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity


A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity

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Title:
A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity
Description:
While a few of the charts in Des Barress Atlantic Neptune featured long stretches of the coast line , many focused on specific localities, such as this chart of Boston Bay. This is the earliest issue of Des Barres fine chart of the Bay. This chart also serves as an example of how the exigencies of war contributed to the history of American cartography as often as trade or discovery. Commissioned by the British Admiralty for military use, Des Barrescharts were the most dependable charts at the outset of the American Revolution.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1776
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Bay--Early works to 1800
Boston Bay (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
[London] : J.F.W. Des Barres
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].
Extent:
1 chart ; 76 x 106 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:50,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001200
Barcode:
39999052508437
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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