"A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of New Foundland from Cape Raze to Cape Bonavista, With Chebucto Harbour in Nova Scotia Done from the latest Observations", Mount & Page
Period: 1755 (circa)
Publication: The English Pilot: The Fourth Book
Color: Hand Color
39.7 x 16.5 inches
100.8 x 41.9 cm
Large and handsome chart of the Avalon Peninsula. Inset titled "Chebucto Harbour: in Nova Scotia, Done from the Latest Observations" is one of the earliest plans of Halifax. Two insets with fancy rococo-style borders detail Trinity Harbour and St. John's Harbour. Bold and well engraved chart.
References: Kershaw #523.
Two hand laid sheets, joined as issued. Good impression indicates a pre-1775 issue with nice full coloring. Close margin at left with some paper laid in and a little facsimile on neatline.