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Publisher: DES BARRES, J.F.W.
Title: [ Ttitle page ]
Published in: London, 1780
   
Size: 30.1 x 21.9 inches.
76.5 x 55.5 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Paper slightly age-toned and slightly spotted. Folds as issued. Dark impression on thick paper with LVG water mark.
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Title page "Charts of several harbours, and divers parts of the coast of North America . . .", taken from the "Atlantic Neptune".

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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