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    <mods:namePart>Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet)</mods:namePart>
    <mods:namePart type='date'>1722-1824</mods:namePart>
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    <mods:publisher>Published by J.F.W. Des Barres</mods:publisher>
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      <mods:placeTerm type='text'>[London]</mods:placeTerm>
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    <mods:dateCreated encoding='w3cdtf' keyDate='yes'>1779</mods:dateCreated>
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    <mods:extent>1 view ; 42 x 72 cm.</mods:extent>
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  <mods:abstract>Viewing Boston from the ocean was not a novel concept originated by 19th century bird’s eye view artists. This Revolutionary War era landscape scene, published with a collection of nautical charts, depicted Boston Harbor as it would have appeared to approaching ships. While not technically a map or chart, coastal and headland views were also considered navigational aids. Such graphic images assisted ship captains in identifying prominent landmarks as they entered the harbor. Clearly visible on Boston’s late 18th-century skyline are numerous church spires and a flag on Beacon Hill.</mods:abstract>
  <mods:note type='exhibitions'>Exhibited: "Unconventional Maps: Exploring the Stories of Cartographic Curiosities" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011-2012.</mods:note>
  <mods:note>Aquatint with etching.</mods:note>
  <mods:note>Shows ships in Boston Harbor, with distant view of the city.</mods:note>
  <mods:note>From the author's Atlantic Neptune.</mods:note>
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    <mods:topic>Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800</mods:topic>
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    <mods:geographic>Boston Harbor</mods:geographic>
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      <mods:state>Massachusetts</mods:state>
      <mods:country>United States</mods:country>
      <mods:continent>North and Central America</mods:continent>
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      <mods:coordinates>42.3333,-70.9667</mods:coordinates>
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      <mods:scale>Not drawn to scale.</mods:scale>
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