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

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Title:
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
Description:
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.
Creator:
Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801
Creator:
Dury, Andrew.
Name on Item:
survey'd by Capt. Holland.
Date:
[1775]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Prince Edward Island--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaPrince Edward Island (province)
Publisher:
London : Printed & sold by A. Dury
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Oriented with north toward the upper left.
Includes table of administrative divisions and inset of "Gulf of St. Lawrence."
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Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 36 x 70 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:260,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006204
Call #:
G3426.F7 1775 .H6
Barcode:
39999059021301
30000003453700
LCCN:
74694755
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