A view of Boston from Dorchester neck : Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island ; Boston from Willis Creek


A view of Boston from Dorchester neck

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Title:
A view of Boston from Dorchester neck : Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island ; Boston from Willis Creek
Title (alt.):
Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island
Boston from Willis Creek
Description:
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.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Contributor:
Pierrie, William
Date:
1775
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Views
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Long Island (N.Y.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkLong Island (island)
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
[London] : J.F.W. Des Barres
Notes:
From the author's Atlantic Neptune.
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. Appears to be a later state, with many additional vessels in each view.
Extent:
3 views on 1 sheet : etching ; each 12 x 21 cm, on sheet 82 x 62 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_009531
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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