6 results, ordered by Publication Date

Massachusetts Bay from The Atlantic Neptune

The Atlantic Neptune is arguably the finest atlas of North American waters ever produced, achieving in its more complete states full coverage of the East and Gulf Coasts. The Neptune’s great strength was the integration of form and function: while its hundreds of charts, plans and views are based on rigorous observations taken by British military […]

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Piscataqua Harbor New Hampshire from the Atlantic Neptune

A lovely example of the first chart of Piscataqua Harbor and surroundings. The chart was issued in 1779 in The Atlantic Neptune, an atlas of charts and views of the East Coast used by British captains through much of the Revolution. The charts of the Neptune were so respected that many remained the standard for […]

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French Revolutionary-era chart of Boston Harbor, updating des Barres

A lovely, early-color example of this important chart, produced during the American Revolution by order of the French Admiralty. The chart was published in 1780, the year General Rochambeau landed with his army at Newport, Rhode Island, which for the duration of the American Revolution served as the major French base in the United States. It […]

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From the Atlantic Neptune: The first chart of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard

A superb example of the first and most sought-after map of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The chart centers on Nantucket, eastern Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding waters, with particular attention given to the Sound separating the islands from Cape Cod. The complex region is depicted with immense care, including both the surrounding waters as well as the […]

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Portland, Maine from the Atlantic Neptune

A landmark in Maine mapping, being the first large-scale navigation chart of Portland Harbor and environs. The chart centers on the environs of Falmouth, Maine, including present-day Portland, the Cape Elizabeth peninsula, and the inner reaches of Casco Bay. Falmouth was at the time the largest town in Maine and an important center of the […]

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