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Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet
A CHART OF DELAWAR RIVER FROM BOMBAY HOOK TO RIDLEY CREEK, WITH SOUNDINGS &C. TAKEN BY LT. KNIGHT OF THE NAVY . . .[WITH A SECOND PANEL ENTITLED ] A PLAN OF DELAWAR  RIVER FROM CHESTER TO PHILADELPHIA. SHEWING THE SITUATION OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS &C ON THE 15TH. NOVR. 1777. LONDON: LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY, 1 JUNE 1779.
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2044
Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet
A CHART OF DELAWAR RIVER FROM BOMBAY HOOK TO RIDLEY CREEK, WITH SOUNDINGS &C. TAKEN BY LT. KNIGHT OF THE NAVY . . .[WITH A SECOND PANEL ENTITLED ] A PLAN OF DELAWAR  RIVER FROM CHESTER TO PHILADELPHIA. SHEWING THE SITUATION OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS &C ON THE 15TH. NOVR. 1777. LONDON: LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY, 1 JUNE 1779.
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet
A CHART OF DELAWAR RIVER FROM BOMBAY HOOK TO RIDLEY CREEK, WITH SOUNDINGS &C. TAKEN BY LT. KNIGHT OF THE NAVY . . .[WITH A SECOND PANEL ENTITLED ] A PLAN OF DELAWAR  RIVER FROM CHESTER TO PHILADELPHIA. SHEWING THE SITUATION OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS &C ON THE 15TH. NOVR. 1777. LONDON: LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY, 1 JUNE 1779.
Copperplate engraved chart with handcoloring (820 x 6590 mm).  from The Atlantic Neptune. Matted and framed.
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Catalogue Note

 an important revolutionary era navigational chart for british warships

"When war with the American colonies broke out, the need for good charts of American waters became imperative, and in the years prior to the war, Des Barres project was given high priority. Between 1776 and 1779, Des Barres and his more than twenty assistants had taken over two London townhouses to complete the Neptune" (Cohen and RAugustyn, Manhattan in Maps 1527-1995)

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York