NSCC W. K. Morrison Special Collection

This Collection was donated to NSCC COGS by Walter Morrison, Cartographer Emeritus of COGS who was interested in antique maps as an illustration of the evolution of map making technology. It is a mixed media print collection of historical maps, atlases, periodicals and books that is focused on the early mapping of Atlantic Canada and specifically Nova Scotia. There are over 2000 items in the print collection; we invite you to follow us as we grow our digital collection.


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38 MAPS. UNION ATLAS, CONTAINING New and Improved Maps OF ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, & STATES, IN THE KNOWN WORLD, Designed as a Companion to the various Gazetteers & books of Geography now in use
38 MAPS. UNION ATLAS, CONTAINING New and Improved Maps OF ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, & STATES, IN THE KNOWN WORLD, Designed as a Companion to the various Gazetteers & books of Geography now in use
1) The Western Hemisphere, or New World. 2) The Eastern Hemisphere, or Old World. 3) A New Map of Europe. 4) Denmark. 5) Sweden, Denmark, & Norway. 6) Russia in Europe. 7) Russian Empire. 8) A New Map of Scotland from the latest authorities. 9) A New Map of England and Wales. 10) United Kingdom of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 11) A New Map of Ireland. 12) A New Map of France divided into its Departments. 13) Holland. 14) Poland & Prussia, from the latest Authorities. 15) Netherlands, and that Part of Germany West of the Rhine, as ceded to France. 16) A New Map of Germany. 17) Switzerland. 18) Hungary. 19) A New Map of Spain and Portugal, Divided into their respective Kingdoms and Provinces. 20) Italy. 21) A New Map of Turkey in Europe. 22) A New Map of Turkey in Asia. 23) China. 24) The East India Islands. 25) Persia. 26) A New Map of Asia, from the Best Authorities. 27) Hindoostan. 28) A New Map of Africa from Recent Authorities. 29) North America, from the Latest Authorities. 30) The United States of America. 31) The West India Islands. 32) South America, from the Latest Authorities. 33) Arabia. 34) Egypt. 35) Greece. 36) A Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection. 37) Romanum Imperium. 38) Graecia Antiqua
A MAP of the BRITISH AND FRENCH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA
A MAP of the BRITISH AND FRENCH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA
There are several interesting notes on the founding of the various English settlements covered by the map. The accompanying magazine article points out that the purpose of the map is illustrate the "just" claims of Great Britain and the "encroachments" of the French.
A MAP of the STATES of VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA and GEORGIA comprehending the SPANISH PROVINCES of EAST and WEST FLORIDA
A MAP of the STATES of VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA and GEORGIA comprehending the SPANISH PROVINCES of EAST and WEST FLORIDA
It's interesting that a map purporting to show treaty boundaries shows no boundaries between the states, but it's clearly representative of the time the map was made; the very first instance of this map by John Purcell was drawn circa 1788., London is used as the prime meridian. Scale is measured in units of British miles 69 1/2 = 1 degree.
A MAP of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA Agreeable to the Peace of 1783
A MAP of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA Agreeable to the Peace of 1783
According to McCorkle (785.4) this map was engraved by William Darton and appeared, unchanged, in Guthrie's "A new system of modern geography" from 1786-1795. No scale bar on map.
A MAP of the WORLD from the best AUTHORITIES
A MAP of the WORLD from the best AUTHORITIES
Show the tracks of Capt James Cook's voyages from 1768-1780.
A NEW GENERAL ATLAS OF Modern Geography Comprised of Fifty One Maps Compiled from the latest and best Authorities
A NEW GENERAL ATLAS OF Modern Geography Comprised of Fifty One Maps Compiled from the latest and best Authorities
Contents: Rivers and Mountains. 1) World on Mercator's Projection. 2) World, Eastern Hemisphere. 3) World, Western Hemisphere. 4) Europe. 5) British Isles. 6) England and Wales. 7) Scotand. 8) Ireland. 9) France. 10) Belgium. 11) Holland. 12) Denmark. 13) Sweden and Norway. 14) Russian in Europe. 15) Prussia. 16) Austria. 17) Germany, Northern. 18) Germany, Southern. 19) Germany, Central. 20) Italy, Northern. 21) Italy, Southern. 22) Switzerland. 23) Spain and Protugal. 24) Greece. 25) Turkey in Europe. 26) Asia. 27) Turkey in Asia. 28) Russia in Asia. 29) Persia. 30) Palestine. 31) India. 32) Burman Empire. 33) China and Japan. 34) Africa. 35) Africa Southern. 36) Egypt. 37) North America. 38) North Do. British Possessions. 39) United States. 40) Mexico and Guatimala. 41) South America. 42) Colombia. 43) Brazil. 44) Chile and La Plata. 45) Peru and Bolivia. 46) West Indies. 47) Australia. 48) Van Diemen's Land. 49) East Indian Islands. 50) Pacific Ocean. 51. New Zealand.
A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD
A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD
All maps engraved by N. & S.S. Jocelyn with a few exceptions including the Canada map (Annin & Smith) and the United States map (A. Daggett)., Table of Contents: 1) The World; 2) North America; 3) The two Canadas and adjoining British Provinces; 4) United States; 5) West Indies; 6) South America; 7) Europe; 8) Great Britain; 9) Denmark, Sweden and Norway; 10) Kingdom of the Netherlands; 11) Germany; 12) Switzerland; 13) France; 14) Spain and Portugal; 15) Italy; 16) Turkey in Europe; 17) Asia; 18) Hindoostan; 19) Africa; 20) Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
A NEWFOUNDLAND, od. TERRA NOVA S. LAURENTII BAY, die Fisch-Bank, ACADIA, nebst einem Theil NEW SCHOTLAND
A NEWFOUNDLAND, od. TERRA NOVA S. LAURENTII BAY, die Fisch-Bank, ACADIA, nebst einem Theil NEW SCHOTLAND
While the title is in German, all of the text on the map is in English. This map is based after Herman Moll's map of the area from 1736., Walter notes a publication date circa 1757. Other sources differ greatly in the publication date and the atlas in which it appears. Homann Heirs was well known for re-using plates and maps across publications. Because our copy has been skillfully cut from the sheet on which it was published, it is impossible to tie it to a specific publication. Uses the Azores as the prime meridian.
A New Map of MAINE
A New Map of MAINE
Includes a list of Counties and Towns of Maine with their populations along with a table of the state population from 1765-1850., Washington, DC is used as the prime meridian. Bottom left, outside the neat lines: "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1850, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. in the Clerk's office of the District court of the Eastern Dictrict of Pennsylvania".
A PLAN of CARTAGENA
A PLAN of CARTAGENA
Includes illustrations of ships and is numbered in a similar manner to other South American city maps from this volume; perhaps an indication of military maneuvers., Map reads with North facing to the right of the map. Prime meridian is unknown, due to lack of graticule or other information.
A PLAN of QUEBEC
A PLAN of QUEBEC
Insets: The Port and Environs of Quebec as it was when attack'd by the English; A Draught of the River St. Laurence. There is a detailed written description of Quebec, including its history., Scale of the main map is in yards and for the Quebec inset it is in toises (1 toises = 6 feet); there is no graticule present.
A PLAN of the CITY and HARBOUR of LA VERA CRUZ and the CASTLE of SAN JUAN DE ULUA Being the Key of Traffick and the principal Port of NEW SPAIN Lat: 19°:10'
A PLAN of the CITY and HARBOUR of LA VERA CRUZ and the CASTLE of SAN JUAN DE ULUA Being the Key of Traffick and the principal Port of NEW SPAIN Lat: 19°:10'
Includes a description of the wares sold at the city fair shops by English, Dutch, Italians and French and the compensation arrangement with the Spanish., Map reads with North facing to the top of the map, but in actuality, it's more North/West. Prime Meridian is Unknown due to lack of graticule and information on the map, although there is reference to the map having a Latitude 19º10'.

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