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Map of Nova Scotia or Acadia; with the Islands of Cape Breton and St John's from actual surveys by Captn. Montresor, engir. [cartographic material]. 





Place of creation

United Kingdom

1 map on 4 sheets: hand col. 135 x 156 cm, sheets 61 x 78 cm.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC191004
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 544
Cartographic material
90: Open
2001003806 Item no. assigned by LAC 544
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit the Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.

Physical condition note
Map in excellent condition.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Cartographic math data
Longitude west from Ferro on lower left sheet. Longitude west from London on upper right sheet.

Formatted contents note
Top left sheet includes elaborate black and white cartouche with the following text: To the Most Noble John Manners Marquis of Granby. Field Marshall Cammander in Chief of all His Majesty's Forces, Master General of the Ordnance, Colonel of His Majestys Royal Regiment of Horse Guards Blue and of the Lords of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council. This map with all submission is most humbly inscribed by your Lordship most dutiful most obient and devoted servant John Montresor, engineer.

Citation / reference note
Tooley's Dictionary of Map Makers, K-P. Rev. ed., 1999, p.274-275.

Availability of other formats note
Original can be viewed in the presence of an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open

Subject heading

1. Canada - Nova Scotia.
2. Canada - Acadia.
3. Canada - Prince Edward Island.
4. Canada - Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island.
5. Nova Scotia - Maps - Early Works to 1800.
6. Acadia - Maps - Early works to 1800.
7. Prince Edward Island - Maps - Early Works to 1800.
8. Cape Breton Island (N.S.) - Maps - Early works to 1800.