• Creator
  • Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
  • Created Date
  • 1781
  • Publisher
  • J.F.W. Des Barres
    London
  • Description
  • Samuel Holland's topographic surveys and Des Barres' hydrographic soundings appear on this chart of Cape Breton Island, which was included in The Atlantic Neptune. Since the British knew relatively little about the interior of the island, surveying proved to be more difficult for Holland than on St. John's Island. The northwest region of the island was simply referred to as "Hunting Country." As on St. John Island, Holland divided the land and... more
    Samuel Holland's topographic surveys and Des Barres' hydrographic soundings appear on this chart of Cape Breton Island, which was included in The Atlantic Neptune. Since the British knew relatively little about the interior of the island, surveying proved to be more difficult for Holland than on St. John's Island. The northwest region of the island was simply referred to as "Hunting Country." As on St. John Island, Holland divided the land and named places in a similar manner. However, because English royal names never became part of the local vernacular, these place names reverted to French, or were named anew by subsequent Scottish settlers. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Depths shown by soundings. Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : J.F.W. Des Barres, 1777-[1781]. less
  • Format
  • Maps
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