Halifax Nova Scotia 1760


Halifax Nova Scotia 1760

Item Information

Title:
Halifax Nova Scotia 1760
Description:
View of Halifax in 1760 (although drawn in 1820?) from the harbour oriented with north to the right.
Signer:
Davenport, R. A.
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[ca. 1760]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Harbors--Nova Scotia--Halifax--Early works to 1800
Views--Nova Scotia--Halifax--Early works to 1800
Halifax (N.S.)--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Halifax
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Date attributed from title. However, signature within title cartouche and comparison with Add. Ms. 57.702.1, also showing Halifax Harbour [this view also has a manuscript addition to verso in ink - "R A Davenport 1830"], refer to nineteenth-century dates. Could Richard Alfred Davenport (known as a writer and based in London) have been responsible for this view? Was he copying an earlier 1760 view of Halifax Harbour? Stylistically, the view could have been produced in Halifax and later came into Davenport's possession.
Oriented with north to the right of the map.
Shows title in a decorative cartouche, surmounted by a boar's head - staked and bleeding, at upper right.
See Add. Ms. 57.702.1. for another map with the signature "RAD".
Copy at Add Ms 57,702.2. Bound in R.U.S.I. Vol LXVII. Comprises 2 sheets, joined. Shows manuscript addition of "2" in pencil at upper right. Green circular sticker to verso with "12". Additional white label to verso showing "DRAWER 28 SECTION 1". Additional manuscript addition in pencil to verso showing "A 28/69". Further additions to the verso shows "182" stamped and "43" in red pencil.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink, 46 x 119 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999732
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