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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PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 15]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 15]
There are notes on the map referring to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Whycocomagh Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 16]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 16]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Port Hood Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 17]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 17]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Loch Lomond Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 18]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 18]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "River Denys Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 19]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 19]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Judique Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 1]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 1]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is often referred to as the "Cape North Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 20]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 20]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "L'Ardoise Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 21]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 21]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "St. Peter's Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 22]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 22]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Strait of Canso Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 23]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 23]
There are notes on the map referring to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Arichat Sheet". This map also has a note about the area which appears to be rare for Fletcher's maps: "The population of Madame Island (about 6000) is chiefly engaged in fishing and confined almost entirely to the sea shore, nearly all the interior being occupied by large barrens, heaths or moors, affording good pasture for sheep"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 24]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 24]
There are notes on the map referring to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Guysborough Harbour Sheet". A note, just to the west of the Strait of Canso, states: "The shores of the Strait of Canso are thickly settled but the interior is a wilderness"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 2]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 2]
There are notes on the map referring to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is often referred to as the "Aspy Bay Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 3]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 3]
There are notes on the map referring to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is often referred to as the "Pleasant Bay Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 4]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 4]
There are notes on the map refering to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is often referred to as the "Ingonish Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 5]
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA (Island of Cape Breton) [Sheet No. 5]
There are notes on the map referring to Geological Survey reports. These reports were produced periodically as "Report of Progress". While the maps were issued on their own, they were also appended to these Reports. This map is referred to in other Geological Survey documents as the "Headwaters of the Cheticamp River Sheet"., Notes outside the neat lines: "Compiled and drawn by Hugh Fletcher, from Plans made by the Admiralty, the Department of Crown Lands, Nova Scotia, and the Geological Survey" ; "To illustrate Reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 to 1884".

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