THE NORTH EAST SHORE OF THE GULPH [SIC] OF MEXICO.

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J. F. W. Des Barres


The North East Shore of the Gulph [sic] of Mexico.

Mixed media, line and stipple engraving. 1780
83 1/8 x 29 1/2" plus margins.
Good condition save for occasional minor split along fold line. Original wash color along neat line.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 35618
Price: $7,500.00
Publisher : Published according to act of Parliament Feby. 1st, 1780 by J.F.W. Des Barres, Esqr.
A large and quite scarce chart of the northeastern coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. This chart shows an area from Bon Secour Bay at the mouth of Mobile Bay in Alabama, eastward to Apalachicola in Florida. The inlets, with soundings at Panama City, Destin, Pensacola and Perdigo Bay (near Gulf Shores, Alabama) are shown. At the time of issue, the only real settled areas shown were Pensacola and a small village just to the north named "Campbell Town" which does not exist today. This fine chart appeared in "the Atlantic Neptune" by Captain Joseph Frederick Wallet des Barres. The "Atlantic Neptune" is one of the finest large scale sea atlases of the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast line ever produced. The maps in the atlas were produced over 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. Maps

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