A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity
- A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity
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.
- Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Bay--Early works to 1800
Boston Bay (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
- 1 chart ; 76 x 106 cm.
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J.F.W. Des Barres
Scale [ca. 1:50,000]
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-.