The coast of Nova Scotia, New England, New-York, Jersey, the Gulph and River of St. Lawrence : the islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John, Antecosty, Sable &c. and soundings thereof ...

Author: Des Barres, Joseph F.W.
Publisher: Des Barres, Joseph F.W.
Date: 1780
Location: Atlantic Coast (Maritime Provinces), Atlantic Coast (Middle Atlantic States), Atlantic Coast (New England)

Dimensions: 80 x 117 cm.
Scale: ca. 1:2,000,000
Reference: LC Maps and Charts of North America, 211
Call Number: G1106.P5 D47 1777


This chart of the northeast coast of North America is the most comprehensive map in The Atlantic Neptune, covering the largest geographic area. It was produced using the latest scientific technology available for marine surveying in the second half of the 18th century, resulting in a chart that remains remarkably accurate for being over two hundred years old. Illustrating the northern district of Britain’s North American empire, Des Barres’ chart bears a striking resemblance to a modern Canadian Hydrographic Service chart of the same area.

State 9. Date of imprint advanced to November 1, 1780; date in title changed to "MDCCLXXX"; last line of the note near the bottom center and last two lines of the six line note below the scales have been deleted.

Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : [J.F.W. Des Barres], 1777-[1781].

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