Chart of Plymouth Bay


Chart of Plymouth Bay

Item Information

Title:
Chart of Plymouth Bay
Description:
The chief product produced in colonial New England was dried cod. As a result, permanent, residential fishing settlements were established throughout New England in the 17th century, including one at Plymouth, Massachusetts. This 1781 chart illustrates the homesteads, roads, and topography in the vicinity of Plymouth. By the 1770s, the majority of the lower-quality dried cod produced in New England's offshore banks was being exported to the Caribbean, and served as a main food source for slaves working on sugar plantations. This cost-saving measure, coupled with profits from quality cod exported to Iberia, resulted in an abundance of wealth for New England fish merchants.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
[1770–1779]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Plymouth Bay--Early works to 1800
Plymouth Bay (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsPlymouth (county)Plymouth Bay
Publisher:
London : J.F.W. Des Barres
Edition:
2nd state.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune.
Variant of entry 960 in LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789.
"12" engraved in small oval in upper right corner of the border; lacks imprint.
Extent:
1 chart : col. ; 67 x 49 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:24,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004477
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1781
Barcode:
30000003808595
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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