London: J.F.W. Des Barres.
Map. Engraving. 32" x 82". Shows some wear to edges and toning of far left panel.
The Bay of Fundy lies between Canada's Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces, and touches the U.S. state of Maine. It's known for extremely high tides. 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.
Condition: Very Good(+)