A CHART of the South East Part of l'Isle Royal, or Cape Bretton taken from the best Surveys, and the Observations of the most able Pilots


A CHART of the South East Part of l'Isle Royal, or Cape Bretton taken from the best Surveys, and the Observations of the most able Pilots

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Title:
A CHART of the South East Part of l'Isle Royal, or Cape Bretton taken from the best Surveys, and the Observations of the most able Pilots
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:
1740 date attributed from previous cataloguing.
The map names the lighthouse at Louisbourg, suggesting a date of before 1758 when the lighthouse was damaged during the Final Siege of Louisbourg.
The title appears in a surround at upper left with "A Scale of Leagues" below.
Two decorative compass roses in the Atlantic Ocean show emanating rhumb lines and orient north to the right of the page.
Shows sounding depths.
Includes "Spanish Harbour" and "St Anne Harbour or Port Dauphin" with "St Anne's Town or Battery".
Geographic detail extends from "Fouchett" in the south to "Niganiche Town and Island" in the north.
Titled 'A drawn Chart of the South-East part of l'Isle Royal or Cape Breton' 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 "Chart of the South-East part of l'Isle Royal, or Cape Bretton;" drawn on a scale of 1 1/4 inch to a league. 2 f. 5 in. x 1 f. 8 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 ; 51 x 74 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:152,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987914
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