Port Campbell

DES BARRES, Joseph Frederick Wallet

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Place Published: London
Date Published: 1776

Description: Sea chart. Engraving. Image measures 27.25" x 40.25".

Comments: Beautiful rare nautical chart of Port Campbell, SE Nova Scotia. This is the first state and shows settlements and shoals in outline only. Includes the yet named Shelburne Harbour and Roseneath Island (now McNutt Island). Includes description of the shoreline and tides. Map is dated 1776, just before the Loyalists came and settled the area. Published in "The Atlantic Neptune", the first British sea atlas of the eastern coast of North America, hailed for both its accuracy and its aesthetics. J.F.W. Des Barres (c. 1729-1827) was born in Basle Switzerland but went to military school in England. He became a colonial administrator in Nova Scotia and also served as governor of Quebec. Des Barres was commissioned for the surveying project in 1762, and dedicated ten years to the gathering of the charts and publication of the atlas. Small chips and tears to margin, not affecting the image, slight wear to original folds, overall toning.

Edition: First
Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 227653


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