Item MAP 247 - Map of New England and Nova Scotia

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Map of New England and Nova Scotia

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NSSXA MAP 247

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4.5 cm = 140 miles

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  • 1758 (Creation)
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    Kitchin, Thomas

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1 map: col. ; 27 x 33.5 cm

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Thomas Kitchin was an engraver and map-maker from Southwark, England. Kitchin was apprenticed to Emanuel Bowen in 1732 and in 1773 appointed royal hydrographer to King George III. He produced John Elphinstone's map of Scotland (1746), Geographia Scotia (1749), and The Small English Atlas (1749) with Thomas Jefferys. The Large English Atlas (with Bowen 1749–60) was an attempt to cover England at large scale. He produced 170 maps for the London Magazine (1747–83). He died in St Albans in 1784.

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Item is a map of New England and Nova Scotia showing Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The map includes identified fishing banks.

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