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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A Map of the ROAD from LONDON to CHESTER measur'd from the ROYAL EXCHANGE
A Map of the ROAD from LONDON to CHESTER measur'd from the ROYAL EXCHANGE
Strip maps of road from London to Chester. Detailes of city blocks, buildings, and crossroads. Ten strips included on one sheet: Middlesex, Hartford Shire, Northhampon Shire, Warwick Shire, Stafford Shire, Chesire, Shrop, Stafford Shire, and Cheshire., Road map from London to Chester. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. Map reads with North facing to the top left corner of the map. Scale was determined by measuring from Highgate to Dunchurch.
A Map of the ROAD from LONDON, to HARWICH, measur'd from the ROYAL EXCHANGE [on plate with] From LONDON, to ST. EDMUNDSBURY, commencing at CHELMSFORD Col: II [on plate with] From LONDON, to YARMOUTH, commencing at COLCHESTER Column III
A Map of the ROAD from LONDON, to HARWICH, measur'd from the ROYAL EXCHANGE [on plate with] From LONDON, to ST. EDMUNDSBURY, commencing at CHELMSFORD Col: II [on plate with] From LONDON, to YARMOUTH, commencing at COLCHESTER Column III
Strip maps of road detailing city blocks, buildings, and crossroads from London to Harwich. From London to St. EdmundsBury, From London to Yarmouth. Ten strip maps in total., Road maps of various roads in United Kingdom. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule, There is no scale referenced on any of the maps. There are three maps on this one map sheet. North is orientated to the bottom right corner of the maps.
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON thro OXFORD, WORCESTER, &c. to ABERISTWITH [on plate with] The ROAD from BRISTOL to EXETER
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON thro OXFORD, WORCESTER, &c. to ABERISTWITH [on plate with] The ROAD from BRISTOL to EXETER
Strip maps of road detailing city blocks, buildings, and crossroads from London to Exeter. Eleven strips included on one sheet: Middlesex, Oxford Shire, Hereford Shire, Radnor Shire, Cardigan Shire, Somerset Shire, Sevon shire, Aberistwith., Road series maps of London and United Kingdom. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. There are 3 road maps on this one particular map sheet. North varies for each map.
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON to BRISTOL and BATH measur'd from the ROYAL EXCHANGE [on plate with] The ROADS from BRISTOL to BATH & WORCESTER
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON to BRISTOL and BATH measur'd from the ROYAL EXCHANGE [on plate with] The ROADS from BRISTOL to BATH & WORCESTER
Strip maps of road from London to Worcester. Details of city blocks, buildings, and crossroads. Tweleve strips included on one sheet: Middlesey, Berkshire, Weilshire, Gloucester Shire, Wilt Shire, Somerset Shire, Somerset Shire, Ghoucester Shire, and Worcester Shitre, Series of Road maps located in London England. All map scales vary. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. North varies from each map to map.
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON to DOVER, RYE, HITH, MARGATE, RAMSGATE and DEAL
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON to DOVER, RYE, HITH, MARGATE, RAMSGATE and DEAL
Strip maps of road detailing city blocks, buildings, and crossroads from London to Dover, Rye, Hith, Margate, Ramsgate, and Deal. Fifteen strips included on one sheet: Kent, Kent to Ramsgate, Ramsgate to Deal through Sandwich, entire region of Kent, from Canterbury to Margate, Surrey, Sussex, From London to Surrey, Canterbury to Dover and Deal, The Sea and Canterbury., Series of Road maps located in London England. All map scales vary. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. North varies from each map to map. All maps are lettered from Left to Right. Map WKM-J-147B was unable to georeference due to its inaccuracy
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON to PORTSMOUTH, CHICHESTER, SOUTHAMPTON, , POOL, & from SOUTHAMPTON to WINCHESTER
A Map of the ROADS from LONDON to PORTSMOUTH, CHICHESTER, SOUTHAMPTON, , POOL, & from SOUTHAMPTON to WINCHESTER
Strip maps of road detailing city blocks, buildings, and crossroads from London to Winchester. Thirteen strips included on one sheet: Hamp Shire, Dorset Shire, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Chester, South Hampton, Pool, Winchester, Portsmouth., Series of Road maps located in London England. All map scales vary. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. North varies from each map to map. All maps are lettered from Left to Right.
A Map of the Surrey Side the Thames from Westminster Bridge to the Borough, With a Plan for laying out the Roads, to BLACK FRYARS BRIDGE
A Map of the Surrey Side the Thames from Westminster Bridge to the Borough, With a Plan for laying out the Roads, to BLACK FRYARS BRIDGE
Plan depicts alternative plans for Laying Blackfriars Road indicated by double-dotted and pricked lines. The mile-long road was finished in the last quarter of the 18th Century. Plan etches buildings, prisons, gardens, piers, wharfs, laneways, side streets, waterways, and common grounds. Description is opposite pages refer to expected monuments and other buildings to be erected., Map of Surrey side of the Thames in London, England. Prime Meridian is unknown due to lack of information and graticule. Map reads with North facing to the top of the map. Scale was determined by measuring from the Inside "Elbow" of the Thames river to the most Eastern point of Thames river. There is a small legend in the bottom right hand corner of the map.
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 MAP of NOVA SCOTIA, and CAPE BRITAIN with the adjacent parts of NEW ENGLAND and CANADA...
A NEW MAP of NOVA SCOTIA, and CAPE BRITAIN with the adjacent parts of NEW ENGLAND and CANADA...
In addition to being published on its own, this map appeared in a number of different publications. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Thomas Jefferys as "cartographer, and publisher; produced some of the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas; appointed Geographer to George III in December 1760"., Two different grids for longitude are indicates, the south grid is for the Ferro Meridian and the north grid is Greenwich. Two scale bars: "English Marine Leagues 20 to a Degree" and "English Miles 69 ½ to a Degree".
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 Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA, with the Islands of NEWFOUNDL'D, CAPE BRETON, ST. JOHN's &c.
A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA, with the Islands of NEWFOUNDL'D, CAPE BRETON, ST. JOHN's &c.
Show locations of fishing banks off Newfoundland and Nova Scotia., Includes 4 inset maps: the Atlantic Ocean; Plan of the City and Port of Louisbourg; Fort Dauphin; City of Quebec. See the accompanying article.
A New MAP of ENGLAND and WALES
A New MAP of ENGLAND and WALES
Large detailed map of England and Wales detailing every hamlet, village, town, and city including rivers, roadways, coast lines, and channels. Scotland's coastline is to the nore, Greeland's coastline is to the west and a small portion of Frances coastline is at the bottom right. The cartouche is incredibly elaborate with waterfalls, scrools, clusters of grapes, bees and a hive, a sleeping dog, a full cornicopia, and an urn., Map of England. Prime Meridian is London. Legend in the top Left of the map. One scale bar in English Miles. Map reads with North facing to the top of the Map.
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".

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