Item MAP 713 - A new map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada

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A new map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada

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  • Cartographic material

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A new map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada composed from a great number of actual surveys

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NSSXA MAP 713

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  • 1775 (Creation)
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    Jefferys, Thomas

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1 map: col. ; 48.5 x 63 cm

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Robert Sayer and John Bennett

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Thomas Jefferys was an accomplished cartographer and engraver. Jefferys apprenticed to Emmanuel Bowen and engraved many maps found in the popular "Gentleman's Magazine". He contributed well known maps to "The American Atlas", and many of these maps continued to be published and republished by the Sayer and Bennet firm after his death.

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Item is a late 18th century map depicting the Gulf of St. Lawrence and fishing resources off of Nova Scotia and New England.

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