PARTIE ORIENTALE DU CANADA Traduitte de l'Anglois de la Carte de Jefferys publiée a Londres en May 1755
Eastern Canada translated from the English Jefferys map published in London in May 1755
Georges-Louis Le RougeThomas Jefferys
This is one of a series of maps produced by England and France to bolster arguments in the attempt to define the bounds of Acadie as ceded to England by the Treaty of Utrecht (1713).
The presence of an explanation of the legend in German marks this as the 2nd state of this map (Kershaw 742). The Library of Congress dates this map to 1762, while both Kershaw and Barry Ruderman indicate it was included in a 1762 atlas and a 1778 atlas both produced by Le Rouge with no changes to the map in the intervening 16 years. There is no evidence on the map to determine which atlas our copy belongs to. Nor is such a difference documented in any of the carto-bibliographic sources consulted. Two scale bars: "Lieues Marines de 20 au degre"; "Miles d'Angleterre de 69½ au degre". Bottom Grid: Longitude West from Iron Island (Ferro Meridian). Top Grid: Greenwich Prime Meridian.
Chez Le Rouge
1 map : colored ; 46 x 60 cm
Nova ScotiaNew BrunswickPrince Edward Island
-75.225; -59.104; 42.583; 50.747
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
Atlas général contenant le detail des quatre parties du monde principalementAtlas amériquain septentrional, contenant les details des differentes provinces, de ce vaste continent
Georges-Louis Le Rouge
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