(FOUR VIEWS ON ONE SHEET, BAY OF FUNDY) CAPE BLOWMEDOWN; CAPE SPLIT; THE ENTRANCE OF MINES BASON; ISLE HAUT AND CAPE CHEGNECTO.

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J. F. W. Des Barres


(Four views on one sheet, Bay of Fundy) Cape Blowmedown; Cape Split; The Entrance of Mines Bason; Isle Haut and Cape Chegnecto.

Aquatint and line engraving, 1779.
Plate size 30 5/8 x 21 1/2" (77.8 x 54.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition. Original hand coloring on two of the six views. Others uncolored.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93552
Price: $1,800.00
Publisher : Published according to Act of Parliament Jany. 1st, 1779 by J.F.W. Des Barres Esqr.
Four 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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