Map/Chart > New York
A sketch of the operations of his majesty's fleet and army under the command of Vice Admiral the Rt. Hble. Lord Viscount Howe and Genl. Sr. W. Howe K: B: in 1776.
This historic ‘sketch’ was produced by J. F. W. Des Barres in 1777 whilst in London, making use of surveys made by surveyors working for the Lords of The Board of Trade, The Plantations Office and of course the British Admiralty.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||J. F. W. Des Barres|
|Size Of Original:||w 28" x h 36"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching|
The ‘Sketch’ is an excellent example of Des Barres’s eye for a profit. Although he was working for the Lords of the Admiralty in producing his magnificent collection of charts of the eastern seaboard of north America he was, quite uniquely amongst surveyors working for the military, allowed to make a profit from sales of his work. As such Des Barres, in this example, includes not only hydrographical information befitting a sea chart but he also supplies military information in the form of a full account of the operations and movements by the army in the campaign to drive the Continental army under George Washington out of New York.