Falmouth Harbour


Falmouth Harbour

Item Information

Title:
Falmouth Harbour
Description:
The town of Falmouth (present-day Portland, Me.) was the most important supplier of forest products in the British Empire before the American Revolutionary War. Falmouth's large harbor was well protected, was easily defendable and was adjacent to vast forests of white pine, all of which contributed to the town's commercial success. This 1777 chart of the region is the first state, or edition of the map, and it details the harbor islands, as well as inland topography, roads and settlements. By the dawn of the Revolutionary War, Britain was dependent on wood produced in the colonies, and Falmouth was a key component of the extensive lumber trade.
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--Maine--Portland Harbor--Early works to 1800
Portland Harbor (Me.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MaineCumberland (county)Portland Harbor
Publisher:
London : J.F.W. Des Barres
Edition:
1st state.
Notes:
Title from published bibliography.
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].
Extent:
1 chart ; 75 x 54 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:24,900]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004978
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
30000003808290
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