J.F.W. DesBarres’ Atlantic Neptune charts of Nova Scotia were advertised for sale by Thomas Freeman, Halifax. Considered “. . . the most important collection of maps, charts and views of North America published in the eighteenth century.” Four editions of the folios were published — 1777, 1780, 1781 and 1784 — that covered different geographic areas from the coasts of Nova Scotia to New England, to the coasts and harbours of the St. Lawrence and, lastly, New York, south and west to the Gulf of Mexico.