Auction 127, Lot 114

"A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax", Anon.

Subject: Canada, Halifax

Period: 1750 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

10.5 x 8.7 inches
26.7 x 22.1 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 it. 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 are advertised as on display at Jeffreys' address in Caring Cross.

References: Jolly GENT-70.

Condition: A

Very nice example that would be fine except for a short marginal tear just into cartouche, expertly repaired on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $750

Closed on 2/25/2009