A chart of the island of Cape Breton
- A chart of the island of Cape Breton
Samuel Holland's topographic surveys and Des Barres' hydrographic soundings appear on this chart of Cape Breton Island, which was included in The Atlantic Neptune. Since the British knew relatively little about the interior of the island, surveying proved to be more difficult for Holland than on St. John's Island. The northwest region of the island was simply referred to as "Hunting Country." As on St. John Island, Holland divided the land and named places in a similar manner. However, because English royal names never became part of the local vernacular, these place names reverted to French, or were named anew by subsequent Scottish settlers.
- 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--Nova Scotia--Cape Breton Island--Early works to 1800
Cape Breton Island (N.S.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
CanadaNueva Escocia (province)Cape Breton Island (island)
J.F.W. Des Barres
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
Relief shown by hachures and shading. Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-.
- 1 chart ; 71 x 57 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:275,000]
- Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
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