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Crow Harbor, on the South Shore of Chedabuctou Bay. W. N. W. four Leagues from…

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Article ID AMC1049
Artist Barres de (1721-1824)
Colonel Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres ( 1721 – 1824) was a cartographer who served in the Seven Years' War, in part, as the aide-de-camp to General James Wolfe. He also created the monumental four volume Atlantic Neptune, which was the most important collection of maps, charts and views of North America published in the eighteenth century. Finally, he was the Governor of Cape Breton Island and Prince Edward Island. Colonel Des Barres is buried with his wife in the crypt of St. George's (Round) Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Title Crow Harbor, on the South Shore of Chedabuctou Bay. W. N. W. four Leagues from…
Year ca. 1779
Description Map shows Crow harbour on the south shore of Chedabouctou bay, the cost of Nova Scotia, Kananda.
Newfoundland is the site of the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The first European visitors to Newfoundland were Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch and English migratory fishermen and whalers. The island was visited by the Genoese navigator John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto), working under contract to King Henry VII of England on his expedition from Bristol in 1497. In 1501, Portuguese explorers Gaspar Corte-Real and his brother Miguel Corte-Real charted part of the coast of Newfoundland in a failed attempt to find the Northwest Passage. After European settlement, colonists first called the island Terra Nova, from "New Land" in Portuguese and Latin. The name Newfoundland in popular discourse came from people discussing the "New founde land" in the new world. On August 5, 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland as England's first overseas colony under Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The indigenous people on the island at the time of European settlement were the Beothuk, who spoke an Amerindian language of the same name. Later immigrants developed a variety of dialects associated with settlement on the island: Newfoundland English, Newfoundland French.
Dimensions (cm)27,5 x 24
ConditionRestoration at centerfold
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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