PROJECT for Fortifying the Town of HALLIFAX ; in NOVA SCOTIA


PROJECT for Fortifying the Town of HALLIFAX ; in NOVA SCOTIA

Item Information

Title:
PROJECT for Fortifying the Town of HALLIFAX ; in NOVA SCOTIA
Title (alt.):
PROJECT for Fortifying the Town of HALIFAX ; in NOVA SCOTIA
Description:
A manuscript map by John Brewse illustrating the proposals and projections for Halifax in Nova Scotia.
Cartographer:
Brewse, John, -1785
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
1749 Jn: Brewse.
Date:
1749
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Nova Scotia--Halifax--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Halifax (N.S.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Halifax
Notes:
Title appears in a decorative surround at upper left.
Lettered key (A-M) identifies locations within the town.
A decorative compass rose orients north to the right of the sheet.
Cross section of the town walls is given at lower right at a scale of one inch to 40 feet.
"George's Island" with the "Battery of Sixteen 24 Pounders" is shown in the harbour.
Library and Archives Canada, H3/240/Halifax/1749, NMC 4676 holds another copy of the map (Red'd with Col Cornwallis's letter dated ye 17 Oct. 1749.).
The "Index of Manuscripts in the British Library" lists other manuscript letters by John Brewse.
Titled 'A drawn Project for fortifying the Town of Halifax, by John Brewse, 1749' in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled 'A colored "Project for fortifying the Town of Hallifax, ... 1749, by John Brewse;" drawn on a scale of 400 feet to an inch: 1 f. 4 1/2 in. x 11 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Extent:
1 map : manuscript, pen and ink with watercolour ; 28 x 43 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987904
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