A draught of the harbour of Hallifax and the adjacent coast in Nova Scotia


A draught of the harbour of Hallifax and the adjacent coast in Nova Scotia

Item Information

Title:
A draught of the harbour of Hallifax and the adjacent coast in Nova Scotia
Description:
We Are One: Surveyor James Cook worked with Surveyor General Samuel Holland to map the new British territories in Canada after the French and Indian War. Cook created this map of Halifax in 1766. Previously, the fortress at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island was the principal French settlement in Nova Scotia. During the French and Indian War, however, the British successfully used Halifax as a counterforce to Louisbourg. Halifax served as a British naval base throughout the war and became Nova Scotia’s major city and port after the British victory.
Creator:
Cook, James, 1728-1779
Creator:
Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767
Name on Item:
survey'd by order of Commodore Spry, by James Cook ; Emanl. Bowen sculpt.
Date:
1766
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Halifax Harbour (N.S.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Nova Scotia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNueva Escocia (province)Halifax Harbour
Publisher:
[London] : James Cook
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Depths shown by soundings.
Includes references.
"Humbly dedicated to Henry Ellis Esqr. F.R.S. late Governor of Nova Scotia."
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.
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=46.
Extent:
1 chart col. ; 52 x 58 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003751
Call #:
G3422.H3 1766 .C66
Barcode:
39999059001857
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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