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Harbour of St. Augustin
This is a detailed and artistic depiction of the harbour and town of St. Augustin (now Augustine) which is incorrectly titled as being in Georgia.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||J.F.W. Des Barres|
|Size Of Original:||w 42" x h 30"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
This beautiful plan has the border tinted yellow, and contains details such as fortifications, cultivated land, roads, buildings and ownership. Fortifications are marked, and the settlements coloured with the land tinted brown. Note that the orientation of the map is East/West with North being to the bottom right of the plan.
The misplacement of St. Augustin (now Augustine) as being located in the Province of Georgia when in fact it was in the colony of (East) Florida is an interesting detail which gives a clue as to the British view of the relationship between in the southern Colonies and States in 1779 and it is also an indication of Des Barres reliance on information given to him in order to compile the plan.