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Publisher: DES BARRES, J.F.W.
Title: [ Massachusets Bay, Cape Codd Bay ]
Published in: London, 1776
   
Size: 29.1 x 41.5 inches.
74.0 x 105.5 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Paper slightly age-toned and slightly spotted. Folds as issued. Dark impression on thick paper. Yellow border.
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A chart of Massachusetts Bay, Cape Codd Bay, taken from the "Atlantic Neptune", and marked in lower left corner "Published according to Act of Parliament April 29th, 1776 by J.F.W. Des Barres Esq".

The Atlantic Neptune is universally recognised as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made.
Examples were frequently carried on board the British war ships operating in American waters during the Revolution.

The Atlantic Neptune is the most celebrated sea atlas and contains the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America.
Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes.

Des Barres' monumental endeavour eventually featured over 200 charts and views, many being found in several states.
His charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. (Snyder, city of Independence, p.271.

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