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Titre : A View of the North Shore Sailing into the ...
Éditeur : London
Date d'édition : 1775
Etat du livre : Excellent
Aquatint and line engraving. This fine view is from "The Atlantic Neptune" by Capt. Joseph Fredrick Wallet, Des Barres (1721-1824). "The Atlantic Neptune" is one of the most important sea atlases of USA and Canadian Atlantic coast that was ever produced. The atlas was first published in England in 1774 and was updated regularly till 1784. The maps are known for the accurate portrayal of various sounds, bays, bars, and harbours in addition to navigational challenges. The maps are very detailed and contain both hydrographical and topographical information. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer and landscape artist who immigrated to England and trained at the royal military academy became a colonial administrator in Halifax Nova Scotia, where he died. He was lieutenant royal American regiment, c 1756; engineer under general wolf at Quebec c.1759; and governor of Prince Edward Island. He mapped the shore line of Nova Scotia, New Found land and St. Lawrence River regions c.1764/1774 . This atlas was used by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution. Reference Debard, J. M. the family origins of J.f.W.Des Barres; Evens, uncommon Obdurate: the several public careers of J.F.W. Des Barres (Toronto 1989); De Vorsey map collector (1982) p.31, Image Size : 184x793 (mm), 7.25x31.25 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 278x823 (mm), 11x32.375 (Inches), Hand Colored, Aquatint and line engraving. N° de réf. du libraire P739
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