HELL GATE / OYSTER BAY AND HUNTINGTON / HUNTINGTON BAY.

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J. F. W. Des Barres


Hell Gate / Oyster Bay and Huntington / Huntington Bay.

Aquatint and line engraving, 1778.
Image size 31 x 20 7/8" (78.5 x 53 cm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 81516
Price: $9,750.00
Publisher : Published according to Act of Parliament Novr. 19th 1778.
This scarce chart shows the treacherous waters of Hell Gate and the North Shore of Long Island from Cold Spring Harbor to Eaton’s Neck. This chart is from the "Atlantic Neptune" by Captain Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres. It is one of the finest large-scale sea atlases of the United States and Canadian Atlantic coastline ever produced. The maps in the atlas were printed over a six-year period (1775-81) and are well known for their accurate portrayal of various sounds, bays, bars, and harbors, as well as navigational hazards. This atlas was used extensively by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution.

Framed.
Maps , Historical , Revolutionary War

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