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J.F.W. Des Barres collection (Accession No. 1982.010-DES)

J.F.W. Des Barres collectionJoseph F.W. Des Barres (1722-1824) was a cartographer, who mapped many of the harbours and coastal areas of Nova Scotia in the late 18th century. The five maps in this collection date between 1776 and 1781. They were all purchased to supplement The Sea-Coast of Nova Scotia.

See also The sea-coast of Nova Scotia : exhibiting the diversities of the coast, and face of the country near it, the banks, rocks, shoals, soundings, &c. together with remarks and directions for the conveniency of navigation and pilotage survey'd by order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty by Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres, Esqr.

See also Nautical remarks and observations on the coasts and harbours of Nova Scotia : surveyed, pursuant to orders from the Right Honble. the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, for the use of the Royal Navy of Great-Britain by J.F.W. Des Barres.

See also J.F.W. DesBarres, views and profiles : Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 6 May-20 June 1982 by Richard L. Raymond.

Original records are held at and available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives.

Related material can be found in William Inglis Morse collection.



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For more information about this collection, please contact:

Wendy Robicheau
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Vaughan Memorial Library
Office 218, Level B1
Tel: 902-585-1731
Email: wendy.robicheau@acadiau.ca

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