Utility of the Atlantic Neptune
- Utility of the Atlantic Neptune
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.
- Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Nautical charts--Atlantic coast (North America)--Early works to 1800
CanadaNova Scotian (province)
[Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres]
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
In Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-.
- 1 sheet ; 79 x 56 cm
- Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
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