Auction 124, Lot 104

"Port Jackson…", Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet

Subject: Canada, Medway Harbor

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: The Atlantic Neptune

Color: Black & White

20.5 x 29.3 inches
52.1 x 74.4 cm

A scarce chart of Port Jackson, now Medway Harbor on the southeastern coast of Nova Scotia. The map is filled with soundings and anchorages, with some topography noted in the interior. The title and sailing directions are enclosed within a jauntily oriented cartouche.


Condition: B

A dark impression on a thick sheet. The margins have a number of tissue repairs on the face, and a 1" tear into the map at top that has been reinforced with tissue on the verso.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/7/2008