Jefferys, Thomas

1746

Fine decorative chart of eastern Canada

A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada… Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. Johns (Prince Edward Island)

DESCRIPTION: 

Jeffery's attractive map of New England and eastern Canada. With insets of the fortified town of Quebec, Fort Dauphin, the city and Port of Louisbourg, and the eastern United States and Canada from Cape Fear northward. The map includes New England as far south as Boston, the St. Lawrence River just beyond Quebec, and north to Cape Round. Very attractive title cartouche with ships and land batteries firing cannon.

Prince Edward Island, one of Canada's three maritime provinces, is labeled "St. Johns" after the original French name "Île Saint-Jean". The island is named for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George III.

Coastal detail features soundings and the fishing banks. This attractive map of Canada by Thomas Jefferys, was published in the Gentleman's Magazine, after a French engraving by N. Bellin in 1744.

CREATOR: 

Jefferys, Thomas

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1746

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

Canada

BODY OF WATER: 

Gulf of Saint Lawrence

CONDITION: 

Good.  Short margins. Laid to linen.

COLORING: 

Attractive hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

Thomas Jefferys

SIZE: 

18 " x 13 "

PRICE: 

$600

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