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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 133 - closed 9/1/2010

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Lot #103: "A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax" Anonymous

Antique map chart A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifa
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$600.00 - $800.00
Sold for: $800.00

Lot 103
By: Anonymous
Subject: Halifax, Canada
Date: 1750

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Condition: A+
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Color: hand color

Size: 10.6 x 8.6 inches
27.0 x 21.9 cm

A very attractive and early map of the town of Halifax and vicinity, including Bedford "formerly call'd Torrington" Bay, Cornwallis Island and more. Halifax is shown in a grid plan with fortifications surrounding. The map is decorated with coats of arms, the Ensign of Nova Scotia, butterfly, moth, a beetle and an odd looking porcupine. The seven coats-of-arms are of the baronets and include those of Pinkington, Pickering, Longueville, Musgrave, Meredith, Slingsby, and Gascoigne. Issued in the July 1750 issue of Gentlemen's Magazine. No engraver given, but Jolly says it is likely Jefferys because the butterfly collection used in the article is advertised as on display at Jeffreys' address in Caring Cross.

Fine impression and full color.

Ref: Jolly GENT-70.

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