The coast of Nova Scotia, New England, New-York, Jersey, the Gulph and River of St. Lawrence : the islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John, Antecosty, Sable, & c, and soundings thereof


The coast of Nova Scotia, New England, New-York, Jersey, the Gulph and River of St. Lawrence

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Title:
The coast of Nova Scotia, New England, New-York, Jersey, the Gulph and River of St. Lawrence : the islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John, Antecosty, Sable, & c, and soundings thereof
Description:
This chart of the northeast coast of North America is the most comprehensive map in The Atlantic Neptune, covering the largest geographic area. It was produced using the latest scientific technology available for marine surveying in the second half of the 18th century, resulting in a chart that remains remarkably accurate for being over two hundred years old. Illustrating the northern district of Britain's North American empire, Des Barres' chart bears a striking resemblance to a modern Canadian Hydrographic Service chart of the same area.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Name on Item:
by Jos. F.W. Des Barres Esqr., MDCCLXXX.
Date:
1780
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Atlantic Coast (Maritime Provinces)--Early works to 1800
Nautical charts--Atlantic Coast (New England)--Early works to 1800
Nautical charts--Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Early works to 1800
Coasts--Maritime Provinces--Maps--Early works to 1800
Coasts--New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Coasts--Middle Atlantic States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (Maritime Provinces)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (New England)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New England (area)
Middle Atlantic (area)
CanadaPrince Edward Island (province)
Publisher:
[London] : Publish'd ... November 1st. 1780 by I.F.W. Des Barres Esqr
Edition:
9th state.
Notes:
Relief shown by shading. Soundings in fathoms.
Shows tidal depths and bottom conditions.
"Published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain ..."
In upper right corner: PL. 4.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : [J.F.W. Des Barres], 1777-[1781].
Extent:
1 map ; 80 x 117 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:2,000,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008060
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
30000003792324
Terms of Use:
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