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


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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