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View of Cape Egmont and winter Rock from the eastward ; Entrance of Egmont Harbor ; The entrance of Keppel Harbor, 10 leagues to the eastward of Halifax ; Falls of Hinchinbroke River, the north east branch of Sandwich Bay ; The entrance into Chisetcook Inlet 4 leagues eastward of Halifax ; Dartmouth Shore in the Harbor of Halifax

Author: Des Barres, Joseph F.W.
Publisher: Des Barres, Joseph F.W.
Date: 1777
Location: Egmont Harbour (N.S.), Halifax Harbour (N.S.), Keppel Harbour (N.S.), Nova Scotia, Sandwich Bay (N.S.)

Dimensions: 80 x 59 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: G1106.P5 D47 1777

 
DESCRIPTION

Individual sheets of coastal views appear throughout The Atlantic Neptune. Landfall and headland views, like those displayed here, were intended to give mariners a sea-view of the harbor and coastline, and were used in conjunction with charts of the corresponding area. By comparison, the central, circular view of the Falls of Hinchinbroke River … was not intended for navigational use like coastal profiles, but was simply an artistic representation of an inland landmark, named in honor of a patron. The lower view of Halifax Harbour is another example of an artistic depiction of a port, of which numerous examples can be found throughout the Neptune.

Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781].

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