Mechios River near the mills : a sketch of Mechios mills


Mechios River near the mills

Item Information

Title:
Mechios River near the mills : a sketch of Mechios mills
Title (alt.):
Sketch of Mechios mills
Description:
This engraving of the Machias area in the Boston Public Library's Atlantic Neptune collection was struck from the plate held by the Massachusetts Historical Society. By 1770, several mills were built on the Machias River, as the region was ideal for producing lumber. Conflict erupted between the residents and the British Navy in 1775, and a number of sailors lost their lives. In early August of 1777, mere days after this image was engraved, the British attacked the town of Machias, and burned the settlement in retaliation for the uprising two years earlier.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1777
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Machias River (Washington County, Me.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
MaineAroostook (county)Machias (river)
Publisher:
[London] : Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J.F.W. DesBarres Esqr
Notes:
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain. London : Joseph F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].
Extent:
2 views on 1 sheet : aquatint and etching, sheet 79 x 57 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008133
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
30000003792542
Terms of Use:
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