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    <mods:namePart>Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet)</mods:namePart>
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    <mods:publisher>[Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres]</mods:publisher>
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  <mods:abstract>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.</mods:abstract>
  <mods:note>In Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].</mods:note>
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