[Views of the entrance to New York Harbor]
- [Views of the entrance to New York Harbor]
- Title (alt.):
View of the Highland of Neversunk, N.W. by W. four miles distant, with the light house, on Sandy hook, N.W
South shore of Long Island, ten leagues eastward of Sandy Hook, four miles distant
New York with the entrance of the North and East rivers
Light house on Sandy Hook, S.E. one mile
Narrows (between Red and Yellow Hook, on Long Island, & the east bluff of Staten Island) bearing S. by W
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. Although not in order as one would approach them in real life, these scenes offer the viewer an 18th century glimpse of New York Harbor. These highly artistic depictions were sketched by artists who were part of the surveying crew, and represent a body of work that is not only utilitarian, but also beautiful.
- Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
- George Washington's Mount Vernon
- Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon
New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
New YorkNew York
Publish'd ... by J.F.W. Des Barres, Esqr
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
Five perspective views of the approaches to New York Harbor taken by J.F.W. Des Barres for the use of Royal Navy of Great Britain.
Collective title supplied by cataloger.
Appears to be a later state, with many additional vessels in each view.
From Des Barres's Atlantic Neptune.
- 5 views on 1 sheet : col. ; 14 x 48 cm. or smaller, sheet 81 x 59 cm.
Not drawn to scale
- Table of Contents:
[1.] A view of the Highland of Neversunk, N.W. b[y] W. four miles distant, with the light house, on Sandy hook, N.W.
[2.] The south shore of Long Island, ten leagues eastward of Sandy Hook, four miles distant
[3.] New York with the entrance of the North and East rivers
[4.] The light house on Sandy Hook, S.E. one mile
[5.] The Narrows (between Red and Yellow Hook, on Long Island, & the east bluff of Staten Island) bearing S. b[y] W.
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