References


References

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Title:
References
Description:
Des Barres included a legend or sheet of “references” at the beginning of each volume of The Atlantic Neptune. This innovative and instructive sheet provided mariners with visual explanations to the various symbols used throughout the Neptune, as an understanding of the details illustrated on the charts was essential to safe navigation. The “References” contain descriptions of coastal topography, directions of tides, and locations of underwater dangers and anchoring places, in an attempt to better serve the navigators who would use the charts to sail along the North American coast.
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
Places:
North America (area)
Publisher:
[London] : [Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres]
Notes:
In Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].
Extent:
1 sheet ; 78 x 57 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008321
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
39999059009140
Terms of Use:
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