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J.F.W. Des Barres, [Coastal View of Chebucto Head], 1777.
This colorful and beautifully executed panoramic view depicts the coastal region near Halifax, and in its original form accompanies a large chart of Halifax Harbour in The Atlantic Neptune. Designed to provide navigators with an accurate view of the shoreline and Harbour, this coastal profile extends from the Sambro Island Lighthouse, past Chebucto Head, north to the inner Harbour of Halifax. Included is a distant view of the citadel in Halifax, a fortress originally built by the British in 1749 to protect the town from the French settlers in Louisbourg.

 

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