Halifax Harbour with 2 Topographical Insets

Full map of Halifax Harbour with two coloured topographical insets.

Hand-coloured etching of a map of Halifax Harbour with two topographical insets. Stationed largely in Halifax (the principal naval base in North America), British army officer and military engineer Colonel Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was responsible for conducting one of the most significant surveys of North America for the British government - the “Survey of Nova Scotia”.

Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres
c. 1781
Halifax, CANADA
Hand coloured etching
75.0 x 137.5 cm
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