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.
The notation of 24 on the verso was very common on maps produced for atlases. It allowed the printer to correctly bind the atlas without needing to see the map. Along the bottom, outside the neat lines, the reader is directed to see maps 22 and 23: "Voyez la Carte de l'Isle Royale no. 22; voyez le Plan du Port de Louisbourg no. 23".
The map includes numerous notations giving the reader some historical and environmental context. Examples of these are: "The climate of this land is a great deal more temperate than Hudsons Bay" for an area in western Ontario north of the Lake of the Woods and "Christian Sea discovered by Jn Monk in 1619" on Baffin Bay.