[Views of the entrance to New York Harbor]


[Views of the entrance to New York Harbor]

Item Information

Title:
[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
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
[1777]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Views
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkNew York
Publisher:
[London] : Publish'd ... by J.F.W. Des Barres, Esqr
Notes:
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 an early state, with a limited amount of vessels appearing only in the last three views.
From vol. 5 of Des Barres's Atlantic Neptune.
Extent:
5 views on 1 sheet : col. ; 14 x 48 cm. or smaller, sheet 81 x 59 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
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.
Identifier:
06_01_010107
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