The Atlantic Neptune [Title page for volume one]
- The Atlantic Neptune [Title page for volume one]
In addition to containing meticulously prepared and scientifically derived charts, The Atlantic Neptune is a truly beautiful work, incorporating aesthetically pleasing design elements throughout its pages. From the very first page, the reader is astonished by the elaborate and ornamental calligraphy work of T. Tomkins, as seen in this 1777 title sheet for volume one. Popular in the 18th century, this handwriting executed in the decorative Rococo style, is a prelude to other artistically arranged design elements that appear in the charts and views.
- 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
North America (area)
[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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