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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[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 27]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 27]
Untitled map of Germany pictorially detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Regions named: Boleslaviensis, Circulus, Map of Germany. Prime Meridian is unknown, although there is a grid, but it has letters instead of numbers, as well the latitude grid is not based off the equator. Scale was determined by measuring from Rostok to Greiffenberg.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 28]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 28]
Untitled map of Germany detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Small etched crowns appear at prominent town. For example: Schwiednitz. Regions named: Weichbild,Landeshutisch, Bolckenhayn, Map of Poland/Germany. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. No scale bar on the map; scale was determined by measuring the distance from Hirschberg to Schwiednitz. Latitude grid is marked with Letters, and longitude is marked with numbers not related to the Equator. The map is printed in German. The map reads with North facing to the top of the map.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 29]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 29]
Untitled map of Germany detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Regions named: Weichbild, Grot, Principatus Bre, Monsterbergensis, Map of Poland/Germany. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. There is no scale bar on the map, scale was determined by measuring the distance from Franckenstien to Grottgau. Latitude grid is marked with Letters, and longitude is marked with numbers not related to the Equator. The map is printed in German. The map reads with North facing to the top of the map.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 32]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 32]
Untitled map indicating cities of Dresden and Meiseen. Etchings of mountain, forests, rivers, and pathways embellish surrounding region., Map of Germany. Prime Meridian is London, the top graticule has letters instead of numbers. There is no scale bar on the map. Scale was determined by measuring the distance of the river. Map was referenced with Data acquired from USGS's Earth Explorer.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 33]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 33]
Untitled map of Germany detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Regions named: Rath, Goerlizer, Map of Poland/Germany. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. No scale bar on the map; scale was determined by measuring the distance from Schlukenau to Lauban. Latitude grid is marked with Letters, and longitude is marked with numbers not related to the Equator. The map is printed in German. The map reads with North facing to the top of the map.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 34]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 34]
Untitled map of Germany detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Small etched crowns appear at prominent town. For example: bottom left at Loewenberg. Regions named: Weichbild, Leignitzisch and vicinity of Lignitz., Map of Germany. Map reads with North facing to the left of the map. Prime meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule, there is some sort of grid, but it's with letters and not numbers. No scale bar on the map, scale was determined by measuring distance from Goldberg to Rauden.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 35]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no. 35]
Untitled map of Poland and Germany detailing Breslaw and surrounding regions including forested areas, churches, mountains, lakes and rivers., Map of Poland/Germany. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. There is no scale bar on the map, scale was determined by measuring the distance from Bresclaw to Festenberg. Latitude grid is marked with Letters, and longitude is marked with numbers not related to the Equator. The map is printed in German. The map reads with North facing to the top of the map.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no.22]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no.22]
Untitled map of Germany. Detailed map of landforms, forests, rivers, and lakes. Names on map are written in German and Czechoslovakian., Map of Lower Germany & Czech Republic. Prime meridian is unknown although there is a grid; it references letters appose to numerical coordinates, as well, the Latitude grid is does not run with the Equator. There is no scale bar on the map. Scale was determined by measuring from Miletin to Glatz. Most of the town & city names on the map are shown in German, and have a completely different English/Czech name. The map reads with North facing to the top of the map.
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no.23]
[Europe, Germany, Sheet no.23]
Untitled map of Germany and Poland detailing landforms, rivers, forests, and lakes., Map of Germany and greater part of Poland. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and proper graticule, there is a grid on the map, but it referenced letters oppose to numbers, as well the Latitude does not go off of the equator. The map is displayed in Germany, so most of the town names are different in English. There is no scale bar on the map, scale was determined by measuring the distance from Patschkau to Ziegenhals.
[France, Rochfort vicinity] [on plate with] FORT FOURAS
[France, Rochfort vicinity] [on plate with] FORT FOURAS
Map of Bay De Chatalilon, located on the west coast of France. There is a sketch of a small fort (Fort Fouras) on top of the map sheet. A sketch of a ship in profile located on the top right corner of the map, with its own scale bar in feet, and load water lines., The map reads with North facing to the top of the map. The map itself has one scale bar, in English miles. The prime meridian is unknown due to lack of graticule and information.
[Great Britain & France, Eclipse Path]
[Great Britain & France, Eclipse Path]
Map detailing the path of lunar eclipse in France and England. No landmarks are noted but several cities are indicated. Other countries noted are: Norway, Scotland, and Ireland. Shaded areas indicate radius of lunar eclipse., Map of the UK. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of graticule and information. There is no scale bar on the map, scale was determined by measuring the Length of England. Map reads with North facing to the top of the map.
[ISLE OF SABLE]
[ISLE OF SABLE]
The work of J. F. W. DesBarres, especially the "Atlantic Neptune", was a significant part of Walter's research and interest. The Collection includes 59 charts, views and elevations from the 4 volume set, most from the Sea Coast of Nova Scotia volume., Scale bars in statute and nautical miles.
[Lower Brittany, Bay of Biscay]
[Lower Brittany, Bay of Biscay]
There are coastal views included for several points of interest., Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. There is one scale bar on the map, represented in leagues.
[North America, Georgia, Sea Islands]
[North America, Georgia, Sea Islands]
This map is small inset map on a page from the Gentleman's Magazine and is an addendum to An Accurate Map of the West Indies from the 1740 volume., Map of Sapola Island and other small islands off the coast of Georgia and Florida, U.S. Today they are referred to collectively as the Sea Islands.
[North America, Louisiana, Virginia & Carolina]
[North America, Louisiana, Virginia & Carolina]
Untitled map detailing land features of Lousiana, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Of note: also indicated are several lands of the Indigenous peoples - Country of the Kanoatinos, Ceuis, Pavis, Padoucas, Ougawas, Sious, and Caomtas Nation. Map extends to the Gulf of Mexico in the south to Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in the north. Niagara Fall is noted between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario., Map of the Majority of the East coast of America. Prime Meridian is London. There is one scale bar on the map, represented in British Miles. Map reads with North facing to the top of the map. Found that the Southern Features on the map, such as Florida and Lousianna, ect. are a little distorted.

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