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A draught of the harbour of Hallifax and the adjacent coast in Nova Scotia

We Are One: Surveyor James Cook worked with Surveyor General Samuel Holland to map the new British territories in Canada after the French and Indian War. Cook created this map of Halifax in 1766. Previously, the fortress at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island was the principal French settlement in Nova Scotia. During the French and Indian War, however, the British successfully used Halifax as a counterforce to Louisbourg. Halifax served as a British naval base throughout the war and became Nova Scotia’s major city and port after the British victory.

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Creator

Cook, James, active 1762-1775

Date

1766

Name on Item

survey'd by order of Commodore Spry, by James Cook ; Emanl. Bowen sculpt.

Publisher

James Cook

Scale

Scale not given.

Language

English

Location

Boston Public Library

Collection (local)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Subjects
  • Halifax Harbour (N.S.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Nova Scotia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Canada
  • Halifax Harbour
  • North and Central America
  • Nova Scotia
Extent

1 chart col. ; 52 x 58 cm.

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  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • Depths shown by soundings.
  • Includes references.
  • "Humbly dedicated to Henry Ellis Esqr. F.R.S. late Governor of Nova Scotia."
  • The cartographer of this map, Master James Cook of the surveying ships Mars (1762-1763) and Alarm (1763-1766), should not be confused with the explorer Captain James Cook (1728-1779), who mapped Newfoundland and made 3 voyages to the Pacific Ocean.
  • This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=46.

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