Appearance of the land from the White Islands to St. Marys River taken two leagues off shore : The entrance of Milford Haven at the head of Chedabucto Bay ; The entrance of Port Bickerton bearing N.W. ; A view taken off the entrance of Beaver Harbor Bald Isle bearing E. 15? N. ; A view taken in the offing of Beaver Harbor Bald Isle bearing W. by S. 3/4 S. distant 3/4 of a mile ; Appearance of the shore to the westward of Canso Cranberry Isle bearing N. by E. 1/2 E. distant 4 miles ; The Beaver Islands C. Bald Isle N. 1/2 E. ; Appearance of the S:E: point of Nova Scotia taken from Canso Island shewing the distant land of Richmond Isles the Gut of Canso &c


Appearance of the land from the White Islands to St. Marys River taken two leagues off shore

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Title:
Appearance of the land from the White Islands to St. Marys River taken two leagues off shore : The entrance of Milford Haven at the head of Chedabucto Bay ; The entrance of Port Bickerton bearing N.W. ; A view taken off the entrance of Beaver Harbor Bald Isle bearing E. 15? N. ; A view taken in the offing of Beaver Harbor Bald Isle bearing W. by S. 3/4 S. distant 3/4 of a mile ; Appearance of the shore to the westward of Canso Cranberry Isle bearing N. by E. 1/2 E. distant 4 miles ; The Beaver Islands C. Bald Isle N. 1/2 E. ; Appearance of the S:E: point of Nova Scotia taken from Canso Island shewing the distant land of Richmond Isles the Gut of Canso &c
Title (alt.):
[Eight views of the east of Nova Scotia]
The entrance of Milford Haven at the head of Chedabucto Bay
The entrance of Port Bickerton bearing N.W
A view taken off the entrance of Beaver Harbor Bald Isle bearing E. 15? N
A view taken in the offing of Beaver Harbor Bald Isle bearing W. by S. 3/4 S. distant 3/4 of a mile
Appearance of the shore to the westward of Canso Cranberry Isle bearing N. by E. 1/2 E. distant 4 miles
The Beaver Islands C. Bald Isle N. 1/2 E
Appearance of the S:E: point of Nova Scotia taken from Canso Island shewing the distant land of Richmond Isles the Gut of Canso &c
Description:
This grouping of eight headland views paints a striking picture of the Nova Scotia coast, east of Halifax. Covering a geographic area from Beaver Harbour northeast to Milford Haven (a distance of 160 miles), these coastal profiles served a utilitarian purpose for mariners navigating the complicated Nova Scotia coastline. Artistic elements such as foreboding skies and ships mooring in the port were added for aesthetic appeal; however, the coastal representations themselves were provided for navigational purposes. These views are a major advance over the earlier, unsophisticated headland views available to navigators in such works as the English Pilot.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1781
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Coasts--Nova Scotia--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Nova Scotia--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotian (province)
Publisher:
[London] : Published according to Act of Parliament J.F.W. Des Barres
Notes:
Eight coastal views of eastern Nova Scotia.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].
Extent:
8 views on 1 sheet : hand col. ; sheet 81 x 117 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008283
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
30000003797996
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