[A manuscript map of Isle Royalle]


[A manuscript map of Isle Royalle]

Item Information

Title:
[A manuscript map of Isle Royalle]
Cartographer:
Dixon, Matthew, (Cartographer)
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1740–1758
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Cape Breton Island (N.S.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
CanadaNova Scotia (province)Cape Breton Island (island)
Notes:
A manuscript addition to the map's verso reads "Cape Breton from Mr Dixon".
Compare "A plan and section of the old wharf, with ye design of a new dock for the navy at Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia 1756. Mattw: Dixon, engineer" listed in The Library of Congress Online Catalog (CALL NUMBER: G3424.A45P55 1756 .D5 Vault) within the Peter Force map collection, which is also referenced in 'Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers A-D'.
Estimated date from previous cataloguing.
Includes the eastern part of Nova Scotia, naming Cape Canso.
Degrees of latitude are given outside the neatline in the right margin.
The scale is given at lower right where the "SCALE of SIX LEAGUES" is equal to 3 1/2 inches.
A large and decorative compass rose is shown in the Atlantic orienting north to the top of the page.
Titled 'Carte dessinée de l'Isle Royalle' 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 map of the "Isle Royale," or Cape Breton; drawn on a scale of 1 2/3 league to an inch : 1 f. 8 in. x 1 f. 6 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 ; 57 x 46 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:374,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987913
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