The Making of the Atlantic Neptune

We’ve heard about The Atlantic Neptune, an 18th-century multi-volume atlas of the eastern shores of North America produced by J. F. W. des Barres. Jeffrey Murray returns to the pages of Fine Books and Collections magazine (see previous entry) to explore the making of The Atlantic Neptune, including Des Barres’s surveys of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Thanks to Rebecca Barry for the tip.

Previously: The Atlantic Neptune; Rare Book Auction Features Copy of Atlantic Neptune; Atlantic Neptune Auctioned for C$900,000; Spacing Atlantic on Mapping Halifax.