The coast of New England
- The coast of New England
This survey of Boston Harbor, first published in 1775 in Des Barres's Atlantic Neptune, was the pre-eminent chart of the harbor produced in the 18th century. It was used by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution, and long after that conflict by American and English merchants. The chart was based on surveys by George Callendar, master of His Majesty's Ship Romney, stationed in Boston Harbor in 1769. Displayed here is the fifth state of the chart which depicts the inland topography in great detail. Roads, taverns, streams and farmhouses are shown throughout the countryside.
- 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 (New England)--Early works to 1800
Coasts--New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (New England)--Maps--Early works to 1800
New England (area)
J.F.W. Des Barres
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."
- 1 chart : hand col. ; 106 x 74 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:520,000]
- Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1781
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