View of Cape Egmont and winter Rock from the eastward
- View of Cape Egmont and winter Rock from the eastward : Entrance of Egmont Harbor ; The entrance of Keppel Harbor, 10 leagues to the eastward of Halifax ; Falls of Hinchinbroke River, the north east branch of Sandwich Bay ; The entrance into Chisetcook Inlet 4 leagues eastward of Halifax ; Dartmouth Shore in the Harbor of Halifax
- Title (alt.):
[Views in the vicinity of Halifax]
Entrance of Egmont Harbor
The entrance of Keppel Harbor, 10 leagues to the eastward of Halifax
Falls of Hinchinbroke River, the north east branch of Sandwich Bay
The entrance into Chisetcook Inlet 4 leagues eastward of Halifax
Dartmouth Shore in the Harbor of Halifax
Individual sheets of coastal views appear throughout The Atlantic Neptune. Landfall and headland views, like those displayed here, were intended to give mariners a sea-view of the harbor and coastline, and were used in conjunction with charts of the corresponding area. By comparison, the central, circular view of the Falls of Hinchinbroke River … was not intended for navigational use like coastal profiles, but was simply an artistic representation of an inland landmark, named in honor of a patron. The lower view of Halifax Harbour is another example of an artistic depiction of a port, of which numerous examples can be found throughout the Neptune.
- 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
Coasts--Nova Scotia--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Jeddore Harbour (N.S.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Halifax Harbour (N.S.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
CanadaNueva Escocia (province)Halifax Harbour (harbor)
J.F.W. Des Barres
Six views in the vicinity of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-.
- 6 views on 1 sheet : hand col. ; sheet 80 x 59 cm.
Not drawn to scale.
- Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
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