Utility of the Atlantic Neptune


Utility of the Atlantic Neptune

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Title:
Utility of the Atlantic Neptune
Description:
A striking visual was included with the text of the “Utility of The Atlantic Neptune.” A large British ship is sinking in rough seas, while the crew escapes on lifeboats. This image was intended to give the reader a sense of the danger that navigators faced off the treacherous coast of Nova Scotia. Prior to the availability of the soundings and sailing directions in The Atlantic Neptune, numerous ships were lost as a result of the unknown underwater dangers that lay in the path of their voyage to North America.
Author:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
[1777]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Atlantic coast (North America)--Early works to 1800
Nova Scotia
Places:
CanadaNova Scotian (province)
Publisher:
[London] : [Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres]
Notes:
In Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].
Extent:
1 sheet ; 79 x 56 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008318
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
39999059009140
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