Map/Chart > New England & Maine
The coast of New England from Passamaquody Bay to Rhode Island Harbour
A fascinating small scale chart of the east coast of New England into Rhode Island, and contains excellent detail of the coastline.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||J.F.W Des Barres & Lt John Knight|
|Size Of Original:||w 34" x h 47"|
|Paper Type||German Hahnemuhle Etching Paper 310gms|
This is a chart of two distinct halves:
The southern chart is based on the surveys of John Knight, who was working in the Cape Code and Rhode Island region at this time. This part of the chart shows a concentration of soundings and details of sand banks and shoals, and was the type of chart which mariners would rely upon.
The northern part of the chart, where Des Barres himself did a lot of early surveying work between Casco Bay and Halifax, depicts the coastline with far less nautical or hydrographic information. On this section of the chart, Des Barres has taken care to include detailed depictions of rivers, tributaries and mountain relief north of Newburyport.