A view of Portsmouth in Piscataqua River


A view of Portsmouth in Piscataqua River

Item Information

Title:
A view of Portsmouth in Piscataqua River
Description:
The heavily forested areas of New Hampshire contributed to a thriving lumber and shipbuilding business on the Piscataqua River. As seen in this detail view of Portsmouth, N.H., the city grew into a bustling port after the French and Indian War, and was a key supplier to the mast trade and the shipbuilding industry on the eastern seaboard. The town also exported fish and other provisions to sugar plantations in the Caribbean. Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern District, relocated from Québec to Portsmouth in 1770 to begin the survey of New England, a task that would take the next five years to complete.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
[1780?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
New Hampshire--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Portsmouth (N.H.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
New HampshireRockingham (county)Portsmouth
Publisher:
[London] : J.F.W. Des Barres
Notes:
Aquatint with etching.
Title in manuscript.
Depicts two figures standing on the banks of the river in the foreground; the figure on the left is pointing with his left arm.
From the author's Atlantic Neptune.
Variant of number 479 in Donald H. Cresswell's The American Revolution in drawings and prints.
Extent:
1 view : hand col. ; 42 x 57 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004518
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1781
Barcode:
30000003818471
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