Lot 35: DES BARRES, JOSEPH FREDERICK WALLET. [Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: DES BARRES, JOSEPH FREDERICK WALLET. [Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.] Large engraved chart from Des Barres'' Atlantic Neptune on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. 43x31 inches sheet size, nice margins; contemporary hand-color in outline; slightest offsetting, a superior copy. [London:] J.F.W. Des Barres, April 25, 1776
Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha''s Vineyard. Showing much more on shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. Stevens 88D, state 4 (of 7).