Published by the Department of Agriculture for the Information of Intending Settlers, January 12th, 1882. Areas of the map show prospective property grids of approximately 10 sq. km further divided into 36 plots of land. It also shows the locations of First Nations reserves.
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.
One of the earliest known maps to show Cape Breton on its own. The importance of fishing is noted by the presence of fishing banks. It is also interesting to note the numerous place names still in use: St. Paul's Island, Scatari Island, Cape North, St. Anne's and Canso to name just a few.