The coast of New England


The coast of New England

Item Information

Title:
The coast of New England
Description:
European charts of North America were sadly inadequate prior to the Revolution, but Des Barres’ publication of The Atlantic Neptune more than made up for the deficiency. Displayed here is one of the more general charts, providing an overview, but a very accurate delineation of the New England coast from Cape Cod to Bar Harbor. The atlas, commissioned by the British Admiralty, is undoubtedly the most significant contribution to marine cartography of the North American coast produced in the eighteenth century. The detailed charts, which were based on contemporary surveys, cover the coast from Newfoundland to Carolina depicting every island, cape, bay and harbor.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1781
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 (New England)--Early works to 1800
Coasts--New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (New England)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New England (area)
Publisher:
London : J.F.W. Des Barres
Edition:
5th state.
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Relief shown by hachures.
"Note: The Soundings and Nautical Remarks in this Chart are laid down from the Observations of Lieutenant Knight of the Navy and Pilots."
Extent:
1 chart : hand col. ; 106 x 74 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:520,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004466
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1781
Barcode:
30000002805182
Terms of Use:
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