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      Sale 2434 | Lot 35
      Price Realized: $12,500With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2434 Lot 35

        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

        Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

        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).


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $12,500

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