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DesBarres (1781)

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DesBarres (1781)

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DesBarres (1781)

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Title: The South East Coast of the Island of St. John [northeast sheet]
Cartography: J.F.W. Des Barres
Page size: 21 1/2 x 30 1/4” (54.6 x 76.8 cm)
Description: The map is from the Atlantic Neptune. It was printed on four sheets, which are often pieced together. This is the single sheet from the upper right side representing the northeast section of the map. The map shows edge wear, and paper separation along folds.

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Colonel Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1721–1824) was a cartographer who served in the Seven Years’ War, as the aide-de-camp to General James Wolfe. DesBarres went on to serve as the Lieutenant-Governor of Cape Breton, and later as Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island. DesBarres also created the monumental four volume Atlantic Neptune, which was the most important collection of maps, charts and views of North America published in the 18th century. Colonel DesBarres is buried with his wife in the crypt of St. George’s (Round) Church, Halifax.

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