A plan of the island of St. John with the divisions of the counties, parishes, & the lots as granted by government, likewise the soundings round the coast and harbours
- A plan of the island of St. John with the divisions of the counties, parishes, & the lots as granted by government, likewise the soundings round the coast and harbours
A major producer of the surveys that developed into The Atlantic Neptune was Capt. Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern District. Holland's survey of St. John's Island – modern-day Prince Edward Island – was his first task performed for The General Survey of North America, where systematic surveys were executed according to the latest scientific principles. With explicit instructions from the Board of Trade, Holland divided the island into a grid-system of counties, parishes, and townships of uniform size. French and indigenous place names were changed to commemorate British royal figures, expressing the Empire's power in the region.
- Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801
- Name on Item:
survey'd by Capt. Holland.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Prince Edward Island--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
CanadaProvince of Prince Edward Island (province)
- 1 map : hand col. ; 36 x 70 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Printed & sold by A. Dury
Scale [ca. 1:260,000]
Depths shown by soundings.
Oriented with north toward the upper left.
Includes table of administrative divisions and inset of "Gulf of St. Lawrence."
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=47.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
- Call #:
G3426.F7 1775 .H6