(SIX VIEWS ON ONE SHEET, BAY OF FUNDY) ISLE HAUT,... CAPE CHIGNECTO... .; THE WESTERN CLIFFS OF CAPE DORE; A VIEW OF CAPE BAPTIST IN THE ENTRANCE INTO THE BASON OF MINES... .; A VIEW OF THE BASON OF MINES... .; THE ISLE HAUTE,... .; CAPE BLOWMEDOWN... .

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J. F. W. Des Barres


(Six views on one sheet, Bay of Fundy) Isle Haut,... Cape Chignecto... .; The Western Cliffs of Cape Dore; A View of Cape Baptist in the Entrance into the Bason of Mines... .; A view of the Bason of Mines... .; The Isle Haute,... .; Cape Blowmedown... .

Aquatint and line engraving. 1780.
Plate size 31 1/8 x 21 1/2" (79.2 x 54.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition. Original hand coloring on four of the six views. Others uncolored.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93551
Price: $1,800.00
Publisher : Published according to Act of Parliament Decemr. 1st, 1780 by J.F.W. Des Barres Esqr.
Six views of various islands and landmarks in the Bay of Fundy, Canada.. These views depict the topography as it would be seen from a deck of a ship. This is a sheet from Des Barres' "The Atlantic Neptune, Published for use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain…". This marine atlas was published in London, 1774-83. No two copies of the atlas are the same as Des Barres was constantly revising the plates, often with plates removed, added or changed considerably. It is considered one of the finest eighteenth century marine atlas of American interest produced. Maps

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