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[Port Shediak and Cocagne, New Brunswick] [cartographic material] 

Date(s)

June 1, 1781

Place of creation

England

Publisher

publishd according to Act of Parliament by J.F.W. Des Barres, Esqr.

1 map : b. & w. ; 72 x 49 cm on sheet 75 x 56 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection #658d
Cartographic material
90: Open
Box
2001196145
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Library of Congress class no.
G1107.C6P5 D47 1784 v. 2 pt. 6 #77 1781b - H2

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired

Biography / Administrative history

Surveyor and Lieutenant Governor.

Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (originally Joseph-Frédéric Vallet DesBarres) (1721-1824) was born in November 1721, either in Basel, Switzerland, or in Paris. He was a topographical artists, military engineer, surveyor and map-maker. He was the eldest child of Joseph-Léonard Vallet Des Barres, a Huguenot from the Montbéliard region of France, and Anne-Catherine Cuvier. He was educated in Basel and then at the Royal Military College, Woolwich, England. He entered the British army and served in america during Seven Years' War, taking part in actions at Ticonderoga, Louisbourg and Quebec campaigns, DesBarres undertook surveys of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1763-1773, and between 1774 and 1784 published his fine collection of charts as the Atlantic Neptune published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, in 4 volumes.

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Cape Breton in 1784 and removed from office in 1787. Later, he served as Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, 1804-1812. He died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 27 October 1824, just one month short of 103.

Additional information

Prime meridian: Greenwich.

Bathymetry indicated by soundings; shoals stippled; relief shown by hachures and some shading.

"PL 41" appears in upper right margin.

Upper left corner contains text which describes the suitability of the harbours to receive vessels.

From: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the royal navy of Great Britain, by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, under the direction of the right hon'ble, the Lords Commisioners of the admirality. London

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For detailed description see:G1107.C6P5 D47 1784 v. 2 pt. 6 #77 1781b - H2 (AMICUS No. 32990713)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca.1: 63 360](W 64°26'--W 64°4'/N 46°28'--N 46°7')

Subject heading

1. New Brunswick - Cocagne Harbour - Nautical charts - Early works, 1751-1800 .
2. New Brunswick - Shediac Harbour - Nautical charts - Early works, 1751-1800.
3. New Brunswick - Coastal waters - Nautical charts - Early works, 1751-1800 .

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