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[A map of Nova Scotia showing the post roads]

A manuscript map of Nova Scotia showing the post routes by James Peachey produced to accompany the Deputy Postmaster General's report.



Peachey, James, -1797

Former owner

George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820


George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830


Finlay, Hugh, 1732-1801


Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808


Parr, John, 1725-1791


Haldimand, Frederick, Sir, 1718-1791




Scale 1:506,880




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • Postal service--Nova Scotia--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Nova Scotia--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Canada
  • North and Central America
  • Nova Scotia

1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 42 x 95 cm

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  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
  • Place of production and date from Hugh Finlay's accompanying report (see Maps K.Top.119.59.2.a.).
  • The map delineates and names counties within Nova Scotia.
  • The scale at upper right is given as "8 Miles in an Inch".
  • A note at upper right lists the post houses; "Joseph Peters, Halifax 44 miles to George Deschamps at Windsor", "John Fowler, Horton 17 Miles", "Robert Tucker, Annapolis 72 Miles", "W McDonald, Digby 15 Miles", "From Digby to St. John's, NEW BRUNSWICK 12 Leagues across the Bay of Fundy".
  • Shows post routes and the "Road markt out by Govn. Parr's Orders in 1784".
  • This map is intended to accompany by a manscript copy of a report by Hugh Finlay, Deputy Postmaster General, to Lord Dorchester, Governor General of Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick (see Maps K.Top.119.59.2.a.).
  • Titled 'A drawn Map of Nova Scotia, by James Peachey. Two sheets' with the report titled 'A MS. copy of a Report made by Hugh Finlay, the deputy Postmaster General for the Province of Quebec, to Lord Dorchester, Governor-General of the Provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, after a Survey of the Post Route between Quebec and Halifax, 1787' in the British Museum, 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 colored map of Nova Scotia, shewing the Post routes; drawn about 1785, by James Peachey, Ensign, 60th regt., on a scale of 8 miles to an inch : 3 f. x 1 f. 3 in. This is accompanied by a report made by Hugh Finlay, deputy-postmaster-general, to Lord Dorchester, Governor-general of Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.



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