"A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia New France or Canada, with the Islands of Newfoundld. Cape Breton St. John's &c. Done from the Original Publish'd in 1744...", Jefferys, Thomas
Subject: Colonial New England & Canada
Period: 1746 (published)
Publication: Gentleman's Magazine
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.2 inches
45.7 x 33.5 cm
This uncommon map is based on Bellin's important map of the region done in 1744. The map includes New England as far south as Boston, the St. Lawrence River just beyond Quebec, and as far north as Cape Round. Coastal detail features soundings and the fishing banks. There is an array of nice insets placed inland including a large map of the Atlantic Ocean showing the American coastline to South Carolina, also a "Plan of the City and Port of Louisbourg," "Fort Dauphin," and "City of Quebec". The large decorative title cartouche portrays a battle between war ships and a fortified city.
References: Jolly #GENT-40; Kershaw #692.
A nice impression, issued folding, now flattened and backed in linen, with several fold separations and one small edge tear that have been closed on verso. There is a binding trim at lower right.